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 (tăl′kə-wä′nō, -hwä′-, täl′kä-)
A city of central Chile on the Pacific Ocean near Concepción. It is an important naval base.


(Spanish talkaˈwano)
(Placename) a port in S central Chile, near Concepción on an inlet of the Pacific: oil refinery. Pop: 251 000 (2005 est)


(ˌtɑl kəˈwɑ noʊ, -ˈʰwɑ-)

a seaport in central Chile. 231,356.
References in classic literature ?
The mayor-domo of the estate quickly rode down to tell me the terrible news of the great earthquake of the 20th: -- "That not a house in Concepcion or Talcahuano (the port) was standing; that seventy villages were destroyed; and that a great wave had almost washed away the ruins of Talcahuano.
The next day I landed at Talcahuano, and afterwards rode to Concepcion.
As it had never occurred to him to leave word behind, he was mourned over for dead till, after eight months, his first letter arrived from Talcahuano.
Eggs were collected with a Calvet net (150 /[micro]m mesh) in Iquique and Antofagasta (northern Chile), with a standard conical net (330 [micro]m) in Valparaiso and with either a Tucker trawl (250 [micro]m mesh) or a standard bongo net (500 [micro]m) in Talcahuano.
PARIS -- Technip (NYSE:TKP) (Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0000131708), in consortium with Ingenieria y Construccion Sigdo Koppers, has been awarded a contract worth approximately 21 million euros (75% Technip) by Enap Refinerias SA (subsidiary of the Chilean state oil company Enap) for a new hydrotreating unit to be located at its Bio Bio Refinery at Talcahuano, Chile.
A (I&CSK), has been awarded by CHBB a contract worth about US $26 million, for the engineering, procurement, construction and start-up of a 25 MMSCFD hydrogen plant to be located in the Petrox Refinery in Talcahuano, Chile.
Contract awarded for Led Screen Closure Of Naval Base Talcahuano
In 1998, Foster Wheeler and ENAP completed the Petropower(SM) project in Talcahuano, Chile, on the site of the ENAP-owned Petrox refinery.
The plant, located in Talcahuano, near Concepcion, eventually will also produce carbon dioxide, which will be marketed by Indura, the BOC affiliate in Chile.
Contract awarded for Production And Development Of "Mass Children~~s Art Show, Industry Talcahuano Los Cerros", To Make The 20/08/2016 15 To 17 Hrs.
to build, own and operate for 15 years an eight million cubic-feet-per-day hydrogen plant at the Petrox refinery in Talcahuano near Concepcion, Chile.