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Coquimbo

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.

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