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A city of northwest Chile on the Pacific Ocean south of the Peruvian border. Founded in the 1500s, it was ceded to Chile by Peru in 1883.


(Spanish iˈkike)
(Placename) a port in N Chile: oil refineries. Pop: 243 000 (2005 est)


(iˈki kɛ)

a seaport in N Chile. 132,948.
References in classic literature ?
One which I caught at Iquique, (for they are found in Chile and Peru,) was very empty.
Chile's arid, mineral-rich north is sparsely populated, with most of the population concentrated in the port towns of Iquique and Arica, near the Peruvian border.
IQUIQUE, Chile -- Hard-won expertise and a big dose of luck helped Chile escape its latest magnitude-8.
The quake struck at 9pm yesterday, 95 kilometres off the city of Iquique at a depth of 20 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.
0-magnitude quake, struck 50 miles from Iquique on the coast of Chile and led to a large scale evacuation.
It struck 99 km northwest of the port city of Iquique at 8:46 pm local time (10:46a m AEDT).
IQUIQUE, Chile, Jumada II 2, 1435, Apr 2, 2014, SPA -- Authorities in northern Chile discovered surprisingly light damage and just six reported deaths Wednesday from a magnitude-8.
nz, the governor of Iquique Gonzalo Prieto confirmed the deaths and injuries in an interview with a local radio station.
The governor of Chile's northern Iquique area, Gonzalo Prieto, said that two people were confirmed dead and several others were seriously injured.