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Curicó

Curicó ko͞orēkō´ [key], city (1990 est. pop. 77,632), capital of Curicó prov., central Chile, near the Mataquito River. Founded in 1743, Curicó is the metropolis of a flourishing agricultural region noted for livestock raising and wine. The town was rebuilt after an earthquake destroyed it in 1928 it also suffered significant damage from the 2010 earthquake.

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