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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.


(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)


(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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Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
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A hurricane warning extended from Tecpan de Galeana in Guerrero to Punta San Telmo in Michoacan, and a hurricane watch from west of Punta San Telmo to Manzanillo in Colima state.
On the west coast, Manuel weakened after making landfall near the Colima state town of Manzanillo but it still threatened to spark flash floods and mudslides, the US National Hurricane Center said in a 0000 GMT advisory.
On the Pacific coast, Manuel was weakening after making landfall near the Colima state town of Manzanillo, packing top winds of almost 50 miles (85 kilometers) per hour as it moved northwest, the US hurricane center said in a 2100 GMT advisory.
Dawe commanded an army base in Colima state on Mexico's Pacific coast along a key drug-trafficking route, while Gen.
Jesus Silverio Cavazos, who left office in November 2009, died of his wounds in a hospital, Colima state prosecutor Arturo Diaz said in an interview on Mexico s Foro TV.
In 1995 about 50 people died in Colima State on the Pacific coast and in 2003 29 died in an earthquake to the west of Mexico City.
In 2001, the scientific committee recommended that the Colima state government resettle its communities near the volcano.
Mexico's state-owned electricity company CFE and Pemex have launched a tender for the construction of a $430 million LNG regasification project in Manzanillo, Colima state. If present schedules hold, construction on the port facilities will start in April and construction of the regasification terminal in June.
It's also well-located: Executives at Global Frut, a Michoacan packing and produce company, say it used to take 12 hours to get products to port in Manzanillo, 320 kilometers away in Colima state. Today, the company shaves off six hours in travel time by using Lazaro Cardenas, says Global Frut General Manager Mario Rivas.