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A volcano, 4,340 m (14,239 ft) high, of west-central Mexico. Mexico's most active volcano, it erupted explosively in 1991 and 2005.
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(Spanish koˈlima)
1. (Placename) a state of SW Mexico, on the Pacific coast: mainly a coastal plain, rising to the foothills of the Sierra Madre, with important mineral resources. Capital: Colima. Pop: 238 000 (2005 est). Area: 5455 sq km (2106 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a city in SW Mexico, capital of Colima state, on the Colima River. Pop: 106 967 (1990)
3. (Placename) Nevado de Colima a volcano in SW Mexico, in Jalisco state. Height: 4339 m (14 235 ft)
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(kɔˈli mɑ)

1. a state in SW Mexico, on the Pacific Coast. 488,028; 2010 sq. mi. (5205 sq. km).
2. the capital of this state, in the E part. 106,967.
3. a volcano NW of this city, in Jalisco state. 12,631 ft. (3850 m).
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Noun1.Colima - an active volcano in southwestern MexicoColima - an active volcano in southwestern Mexico
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
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Estudios especificos han referido que en los estados mexicanos de Colima y Guerrero, por cada grado de incremento de temperatura ambiental, los casos de dengue han aumentado entre 1,5 y 2% (SSA, 2001; Espinoza-Gomez et al, 2013), mientras que los casos de paludismo podrian afectar principalmente a poblaciones rurales de dificil acceso (INE, 2006).
LOS CABOS (CyHAN)- Cameras revealed eruption of Mexico's Colima volcano, spewing columns of gas and ash into the sky early on 14 December morning.
Despite the relatively low death toll, property damage was extensive, including the loss of homes and crops in the coastal states of Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit, and Michoacan and in other states inland that suffered heavy rains and flooding, including Aguascalientes and Zacatecas.
In the state of Colima, where Manzanillo lies, some 350 trees ripped out of the ground "but fortunately there is only material damage," Agriculture Minister Jose Calzada told Milenio television.
Main works will start in January 2016 and will see the A1231 Wessington Way reduced to one lane in both directions for around 12 months, between the Queen Alexandra Bridge junction and the roundabout that connects Wessington Way with Colima Avenue (near the footbridge and McDonalds).
MEXICO CITY, Ramadan 24, 1436, July 11, 2015, SPA -- Ash and cinders spewing from the Colima Volcano in western Mexico have prompted authorities to evacuate 19 people from a nearby village, AP reported.