| Share
 

Santo Tomás de Castilla

Santo Tomás de Castilla (sänˈtō tōmäs de kăstēyə) [key], port, E Guatemala, on the Bay of Amatique, an area of the Caribbean Sea. The chief general cargo port of Guatemala, it has a deepwater harbor and modern shipping facilities. The port was built in the 1960s by the Guatemalan government to replace Puerto Barrios, which was controlled by foreign commercial interests. It lies a few miles to the south of Puerto Barrios and is treated administratively as a part of the city.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Guatemalan Political Geography


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring