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Corinto, Nicaragua

 

Corinto, Nicaragua

Corinto
Municipality of Nicaragua
Port of Corinto, Chinandega.
Port of Corinto, Chinandega.
Corinto is located in Nicaragua
Corinto
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates:
Country  Nicaragua
Department Department of Chinandega
Founded 1858
Population (2005 [1])
 • Municipality of Nicaragua 16,624
 • Density 606.4/sq mi (234.14/km2)
 • Urban 16,466
 • Rural 158
Time zone Central Time (UTC-6)

Corinto is a town of 16,624 (2005 population) on the northwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua in the province of Chinandega.

The municipality was founded in 1863 and was named in honour of the Greek city of Corinth.

Contents

  • Economy 1
  • United States Intervention 2
  • International relations 3
    • Twin towns – Sister cities 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Economy

It was a railroad terminus and Nicaragua's largest Pacific port. It has its own Container terminal and is able to manage a wide variety of cargo: liquid, bulk, containers, cars, etc.

United States Intervention

On May 2, 1896, U.S. Marines landed in Corinto to protect American interests during political unrest.

On January 25, 1922 the USS Galveston landed a detachment of U.S. Marines at Corinto, to reinforce the Managua legation guard during a period of political tension.

While supporting the Contra war against the Sandinista government in the 1980s, U.S. Forces mined the Port of Corinto. On October 10, 1983, an attack destroyed 3.2 million US gallons (12,000 m3) of fuel. It is believed that this attack was directed by the CIA and carried out by U.S. Navy Seals.[2][3][4][5][6]

International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Corinto is twinned with:

References

  1. ^ 2005 Census Data - National Institute of Statistics and Census Data, Nicaragua
  2. ^ Truver, SC. "Mines and Underwater IEDs in U.S. Ports and Waterways..." (PDF). p. 4. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  3. ^ "International Court of Justice, CASE CONCERNING THE MILITARY AND PARAMILITARY ACTIVITIES IN AND AGAINST NICARAGUA (NICARAGUA v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)". Archived from the original on 2007-08-03. 
  4. ^ "The New York Times, OCT. 10 ASSAULT ON NICARAGUANS IS LAID TO C.I.A.". April 18, 1984. Retrieved 2006-11-10. 
  5. ^ "NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1983". Retrieved 2006-11-10. 
  6. ^ "Photograph showing the burning oil tanks, Un comando de la CIA y fuerzas especiales SEAL bombardean refineria en Corinto, Nicaragua, 1983.". 
  7. ^ Frohmader, Andrea. "Bremen - Referat 32 Städtepartnerschaften / Internationale Beziehungen" [Bremen - Unit 32 Twinning / International Relations]. Das Rathaus Bremen Senatskanzlei [Bremen City Hall - Senate Chancellery] (in German). Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 

External links

  • http://corinto.sozac.com/
  • http://corintounido.com/
  • http://www.epn.com.ni/corinto.php
  • http://www.portalcorinto.com (informational site in Spanish).
  • Corinto Photos
  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/CorintoChinandegaOfficial/
  • Map and aerial photos
  • Coordinates:
    • Street map: Street map from Mapquest, MapPoint or Google
    • Satellite images: Google
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