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 (ə-rē′kə, ä-rē′kä)
A city of northern Chile on the Pacific Ocean near the Peruvian border. Claimed by both Peru and Chile until 1929, it is a free port and popular resort.


(əˈriːkə; Spanish aˈrika)
(Placename) a port in extreme N Chile: awarded to Chile in 1929 after the lengthy Tacna-Arica dispute with Peru; outlet for Bolivian and Peruvian trade. Pop: 180 000 (2005 est). See also Tacna-Arica


(əˈri kə)

a seaport in N Chile. 169,774.
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The miasma, in all probability, arises from these: for the town of Arica was similarly circumstanced, and its healthiness was much improved by the drainage of some little pools.
Rodrigo MORENO-Magdalena PEREIRA, Arica y Parinacota: la Iglesia en la Ruta de la Plata, Ediciones Altazor, Vina del Mar (Chile) 2011, 153 pp.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake struck about 60 kilometres east of Arica at a depth of 120 kilometres.
Miguel Cordova, Peruvian consul in the nearby Chilean port of Arica, says that his country allows used vehicles to come ashore at Tacna, Peru, if the cars are less than five years old.
Este mes, Chile aceptara ofertas de companias interesadas en administrar el puerto de Arica, cerca de la frontera con Peru, y una empresa piensa que es la candidata natural para operar el puerto.
Extending from Arica in northern Chile to Puerto Montt in the southern part of the country, the network is expected to benefit both cities' metropolitan regions as well as all major cities between Arica and Puerto Montt.
This month Chile will accept bids from companies interested in operating the port at Arica, a town on the Peruvian border, and one potential Bolivian bidder feels he is the natural candidate to run the port.
Yet he's exporting the products made from that wood--doors, frames, closets and other finished wood products--from Arica, a northern Chilean port, and stamping "Made in Chile" on them.
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