Coquimbo

Coquimbo is a port city and commune in the Elqui Province, Coquimbo Region, Chile. It is located on the Pacific Ocean, and is the capital of the Elqui Province. The commune spans an area of . As of 2012, it had a population of .

The city was founded on July 1, 1826 by José Joaquín Prieto Vial. It was originally named San Pedro de la Paz, but it was later renamed Coquimbo after the Coquimbo River.

The city is a major fishing center, and is also known for its mineral deposits and for its production of copper.

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