Puerto Barrios

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Puerto Barrios

(pwār`tō bär`yōs), city (1994 est. pop. 29,095) and port, E Guatemala, capital of Izabal dept., on the Bay of Amatique, an arm of the Caribbean Sea. It was named after the Guatemalan politician Justo Rufino BarriosBarrios, Justo Rufino
, c.1835–1885, president of Guatemala (1873–85). He took part in the successful revolution of 1871 and was elected to office. He imposed reforms on the country: the religious orders were suppressed and Roman Catholic schools and universities
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. Until the early 1970s the foreign-dominated deepwater port handled more trade than any other in Guatemala. An additional cargo port was later built, and solely operated, by the Guatamalan government at nearby Santo Tomás de CastillaSanto Tomás de Castilla
, port, E Guatemala, on the Bay of Amatique, an area of the Caribbean Sea. The chief general cargo port of Guatemala, it has a deepwater harbor and modern shipping facilities.
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. Bananas and coffee are the leading exports. In 1976 a hurricane severely damaged Puerto Barrios.

Puerto Barrios

 

a city in Guatemala, capital of the department of Izabal. Population, 29,400 (1971). Puerto Barrios has a railroad station and is linked by rail to Guatemala City. Situated on the Bay of Amatique of the Caribbean Sea, it is the country’s main port. It is the center of an area of banana plantations, which are owned by the American United Fruit Company. Oil is refined in the city, and bananas, coffee, fruits, valuable wood, and chicle are exported.

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