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Manzanillo

(mänsänē`yō), city (1994 est. pop. 98,000), Granma prov., SE Cuba, a port on the Guacanayabo Gulf of the Caribbean Sea. A leading city on Cuba's southern coast, Manzanillo is a commercial center and the exportation point for the agricultural produce (sugarcane, rice, tobacco) of the Cauto plain. The city was founded in 1784 and was long a smuggling center involving British merchants from Jamaica. An attack by Great Britain on Manzanillo in 1792 destroyed numerous Spanish ships in the harbor and led to the fortification of the city.

Manzanillo,

city (1990 pop. 67,697), Colima state, SW Mexico. One of Mexico's chief Pacific ports, Manzanillo has a fine harbor and modern rail and highway connections with Mexico City. It handles many imports and ships out minerals, fruit, and lumber. Excellent beaches, a tropical climate, and resources for hunting and fishing have made Manzanillo a popular resort.
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Manzanillo

 

a city and port on the Pacific coast in Mexico, in the state of Colima. Population, 40,000 (1969). Manzanillo is a transportation and trade and distribution center, linked by railroad with Mexico City and Guadalajara. Manzanillo has a fishing industry and a fish-processing factory. Other industries include processing of agricultural raw materials, ship repairing, and sawmilling. Sugar and coffee are exported from Manzanillo.


Manzanillo

 

a city and port in southern Cuba, in Oriente Province. Population, 78,000 (1970). Manzanillo is a transportation junction. Shipbuilding (fishing boats) and salt-water fishing are leading industries, and there are sugar refineries, manufacturers of building materials, and a fish-processing plant. The city is the center of a large plantation region (sugar). Textile and leather and shoe industries are also in Manzanillo.

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Area de estudio: El municipio de Manzanillo ubicado en la provincia de Granma, Cuba esta situado entre (20[grados]03' - 20[grados]26' N & 77[grados]14' - 77[grados]07' W).
Caption: Juan Carlos Croston, commercial vice president at Manzanillo International Terminal.
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