Coquimbo (kōkēmˈbō) [key], city (1990 est. pop. 80,961), N central Chile. On a beautiful sheltered bay of the Pacific, it is the port for La Serena. Exports are chiefly agricultural produce and minerals. In 1922, Coquimbo was severely damaged by a tsunami following an earthquake. Coquimbo is located on a major rail line and the Pan-American Highway.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Coquimbo from Infoplease:
- La Serena - La Serena La Serena , city (1990 est. pop. 105,600), capital of Coquimbo region, N central Chile, ...
- Diego de Almagro - Almagro, Diego de Almagro, Diego de , c.1475–1538, Spanish conquistador, a leader in the ...
- Encyclopedia: South American Political Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning South American Political Geography.
- 2000 Schedule and Results - 2000 Schedule and Results Through Oct. 1, 2000. Date Result USA Goals Site Crowd Jan. 16 Iran T, ...
- State of the Union Address: John Tyler (December 6, 1842) - To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States: