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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.

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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The NCV Expedition Voyages to Antarctica combine stays in Buenos Aires and Santiago, the lively capital cities of Argentina and Chile, with a 15-day soft adventure cruise between Ushuaia, Argentina, the world's southernmost city, and Puerto Montt, Chile. The cruise, featuring naturalist guides and noted guest lecturers, sails across the Drake Passage for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula, weather permitting, for upclose views of the White Continent's stunning landscape and unique wildlife.
Poblacion: Mediante un muestreo no probabilistico por conveniencia, se incluyeron pacientes portadores de ictericia obstructiva de origen biliar litiasico, a quienes se les realizo una CRE y posterior PE, en la Unidad de Endoscopia Terapeutica del Hospital de Puerto Montt, Chile entre el 01 Enero 2012 al 30 de Abril 2013.
*** Unidad de Endoscopia Terapeutica, Hospital de Puerto Montt, Puerto Montt, Chile.
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The centerpiece of the 19-day, air-inclusive itinerary is a 15-day cruise between Ushuaia, Argentina, the world's southern-most city, and Puerto Montt, Chile, gateway to the lake district, via Cape Horn, the Drake Passage, and the Antarctic Peninsula.
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