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A city of northern Chile on the Pacific Ocean. It is a shipping center for minerals found in the area.
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(ˌæntəfəˈɡæstə; Spanish antofaˈɣasta)
(Placename) a port in N Chile. Pop: 323 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌɑn toʊ fəˈgɑ stə)

a seaport in N Chile. 149,720.
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Noun1.Antofagasta - a port city on the Pacific in northern ChileAntofagasta - a port city on the Pacific in northern 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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