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 (văl′pə-rī′zō, bäl′pä-rä-ē′sō)
A city of central Chile on the Pacific Ocean west-northwest of Santiago. Founded in 1536, it has frequently been subject to severe earthquakes. The modern city developed as an industrial center and the chief port of Chile in the early 1900s.


(Spanish balparaˈiso)
(Placename) a port in central Chile, on a wide bay of the Pacific: the third largest city and chief port of Chile; two universities. Pop: 275 000 (2005 est)


(ˌvæl pəˈraɪ zoʊ, -soʊ)

a seaport in central Chile. 278,762.
Spanish, Val•pa•ra•í•so (ˌbɑl pɑ rɑˈi sɔ)
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Noun1.Valparaiso - the chief port and second largest city of ChileValparaiso - the chief port and second largest city of Chile; located on a wide harbor in central Chile
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
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More than 8,000 people were evacuated Sunday as an army of firefighters battled a killer blaze that tore through parts of Chile's historic port of Valparaiso and left at least 12 people dead.
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Police found her charred remains during a search of a house near the port of Valparaiso.
They are due to arrive at the port of Valparaiso early next month before being transported to Santiago where they will form the centrepiece of a new memorial on the site of the old church.
After the Panama Canal opened in 1914, it took business away from the Port of Valparaiso, thousands of kilometers away in central Chile.
The rather plush casino resort of Vina - just down the road from the thriving navy port of Valparaiso - is the home of the `other' Everton, nicknamed los ruleteros (ruletero is Spanish for roulette player).
Corporacon Deportiva Everton were formed 94 years ago by a group of expatriate Britons in the port of Valparaiso and moved to the resort town of Vina del Mar in 1942.
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