Talcahuano


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Talcahuano

(tälkäwä`nō), city (1990 est. pop. 246,900), S central Chile, a port on the Pacific Ocean, part of the Greater Concepción conurbation. On the best harbor along the Chilean coast, Talcahuano is an important naval base. It has a large fishing industry, and fish are canned and exported. It also has extensive dry-dock facilities, metallurgical plants, and petroleum refineries, and it handles the exporting of the agricultural products of the interior. Anchored in Talcahuano's harbor is the Peruvian warship Huascar, whose capture decisively established Chilean naval supremacy during the War of the Pacific (1879). The 2010 earthquake caused widespread destruction in the city, and the accompanying tsunami damaged the port facilities and fishing industry.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Talcahuano

 

a city in Chile, in Concepción Province. It has an airport. Population, 139,000 (1972). Talcahuano is a port on the Pacific, mainly for imports. It has machine-building, food-processing, and petrochemical industries. It is also a fishing center. Huachipato, near Talcahuano, has the only major ferrous metallurgy plant in Chile.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Talcahuano

a port in S central Chile, near Concepción on an inlet of the Pacific: oil refinery. Pop.: 251 000 (2005 est.)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The Bio Bio prosecutors' office gave no further details about intoxications it said had also taken place in August in Talcahuano.
"We want to emphatically rule out any link between the unloading and treatment of Iranian crude oil with the episodes in the city of Talcahuano, as well as the emergency that happened in August and September in the Quintero area," ENAP said in a statement.
En segundo lugar, se anade un analisis de la evolucion economica y urbana de Talcahuano en el contexto del Gran Concepcion, subrayando la relacion entre crecimiento economico y espacial y el papel de los eventos naturales como detonantes de nuevos impulsos a las dinamicas urbanas.
Con esta documentacion, se realiza una evaluacion de la evolucion de Talcahuano, haciendo hincapie en aspectos como la vialidad e infraestructuras, los usos del suelo o la zonificacion de espacios, elementos basicos de la planificacion territorial.
Statistical analyses included one-way ANOVA tests for volume differences among eggs spawned in three subperiods during the spawning season (initial, middle, and final) in Valparaiso and Talcahuano (1996 97).
To evaluate the relationship between egg size and larval length at hatching, live eggs from ichthyoplankton samples from the field in August 2000 were transported to the laboratory and reared at the normal mixed-layer temperature off Antofagasta and Talcahuano (15[degrees]C and 12[degrees]C, respectively) (Escribano et al., 1995; Castro et al., 2000).