Puerto Montt


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Puerto Montt

(pwār`tō mōnt), city (1992 pop. 130,730), capital of Los Lagos region, S central Chile, a port on Ancud Gulf, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. It is the southern terminus of Chile's mainland railroads and the starting point for navigation through the inland waterways and among the islands to the south. The scenery—forested hills, lakes, narrow fjords, and peaks—helps make Puerto Montt a popular resort. Founded in 1853 and named for Chilean president Manuel MonttMontt, Manuel
, 1809–80, president of Chile (1851–61). From a poverty-stricken childhood he rose to become one of Chile's most notable jurists. He held many prominent academic and governmental posts, distinguishing himself as minister of education.
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, the city was settled largely by Germans. Agriculture and fishing are important, and there are minor industries. The city has endured several earthquakes. The Calbuco volcano is to the northeast.
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Puerto Montt

 

a city in southern Chile. Population, 51,000 (1967). A port on the Pacific, Puerto Montt has a woodworking plant, a slaughterhouse, flour mills, and a shipyard.

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"We work 12-hour shifts and at the end of the month, instead of paying for all 40 extra hours, they say that you can be paid for 10 now and the other 30 when you retire from the company," says one worker, leaving Mainstream's processing plant in an industrial park outside Puerto Montt after a 12-hour shift.
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