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The most important port of Chile, Valparaíso was founded in 1536 by Juan de Saavedra, who gave it the name of his home in Spain. It was the point of ...

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World Encyclopedia

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... Main port of Chile and capital of Valparaíso region, 100km (60mi) w of Santiago. Founded in 1536 , Valparaíso is vulnerable to earthquakes. As well as Chile's chief port, it is also a cultural centre, with two universities and museums of fine arts and natural history. Industries: chemicals, textiles, sugar refining, vegetable oils, paint. Pop. ( 1999 )...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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...The population of Valparaíso is about 300,000, and 4.6 million tons of cargo pass through the port annually. In recent years Valparaíso has been surpassed in the handling of cargo by the port of San Antonio , one hundred miles south. The naval activity, however, continues to make the port the busiest on the west coast of South America . [ See also Ports .] Calderón, Alfonso , ed. Memorial de Valparaíso: en los 45 años de su descubrimiento . Valparaíso, Chile: Ediciones Universitarias de Valparaíso, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 1986. Estrada Turra,...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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...Valparaiso , Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, USA 1. Chile: a region and a city founded in 1536 by the Spanish conquistador, Juan de Saavedra (?–1554), who named it after his birthplace in Spain. The name means ‘Valley of Paradise’ from the Spanish valle ‘valley’ and paraíso ‘paradise’, a reference to its attractive location. 2. USA (Indiana): founded in 1836 as Portersville, but subsequently renamed after the city in Chile....

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Neil Morris

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...Valparaíso The principal port of Chile, capital of Valparaíso region, situated in the centre of the country. Founded by Spanish explorers in 1536 , it grew in the early nineteenth century. The city was devastated by earthquakes three times in the twentieth century. It is a commercial and cultural centre, with industries including chemicals, textiles, and sugar refining. Population ( 2016 ) 969,500. Neil...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • garbanzo • Chimborazo • Lorenzo • whizzo • proviso , Valparaiso • Alfonso , Alonzo, gonzo • arioso , bozo, Gozo, mafioso, virtuoso • muso ,...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The most important port of Chile, Valparaíso was founded in 1536 by Juan de Saavedra, who gave it the name of his home in Spain. It was the point of ...
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Chain of mountains in South America, extending along the whole length of the w coast. The longest mountain range in the world, they stretch for 8900km (5500mi). At their widest ...
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• Born: July 11, 1861, Clyde, Ohio• Political party: Republican• Education: Baldwin University; Northern Indiana Normal School at Valparaiso; Valparaiso University, graduated, 1883• Representative ...
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This intense death/thrash metal quartet was formed in Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, USA, during 1982. Comprising Tom Araya (b. Thomas Araya, 6 June 1961, Valparaiso, Chile; bass/vocals), Kerry King ...
Liliana Wilson

Liliana Wilson  

(b. 1953),painter. Liliana Wilson's work reflects a life history that is both hard to confront and of utmost importance to remember. Born in 1953 in Valparaíso, Chile, by the ...
Frederick Niven

Frederick Niven  

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(1878–1944) married (1911) Mary Pauline Thorne-Quelch.Born in Valparaiso, Chile, son of a muslin manufacturer, he was educated at Hutcheson's Grammar School, Glasgow, and at Glasgow School of Art, ...
Milt Bernhart

Milt Bernhart  

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B. Milton Bernhart, 25 May 1926, Valparaiso, Indiana, USA, d. 22 January 2004, Glendale, California, USA. Orphaned by the age of 10, Bernhart went to live with relatives in Chicago ...
Chilean Crisis

Chilean Crisis  

A naval incident in 1891 in which sailors from the USS Baltimore, standing in the port of Valparaiso, Chile, became involved in a barroom brawl that left two of them ...
Renato Zanelli

Renato Zanelli  

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(b Valparaiso, 1892; d Santiago, 1935).Chilean baritone, later tenor. Début Santiago 1916 (Valentin in Faust). NY Met 1919–20. In It., 1923, was adv. to change to ten. and made début at Naples 1924 ...
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activity segregation  

The spatial separation of the sexes during the working day, as in a mining village, where the mines were an exclusively male preserve and the kitchen an exclusively female one. ‘The gender division ...

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