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Corinto, Nicaragua
Isla El Cardon Lighthouse
Corinto.jpg
Corinto, Nicaragua is located in Nicaragua
Corinto, Nicaragua
Nicaragua
LocationIsla El Cardon
Corinto
Nicaragua
Coordinates12°28?32.8?N 87°11?25.6?W / 12.475778°N 87.190444°W / 12.475778; -87.190444
Year first constructed1876
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and light atop a 1-storey hexagonal prism basement
Markings / patternwhite tower
Tower height13 metres (43 ft)
Focal height27 metres (89 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)
CharacteristicL Fl W 10s.
Admiralty numberG3352
NGA number15400
ARLHS numberNIC-003
Managing agentAquatic Transport Directorate [2][3]

Corinto is a town of 16,624 (2005 population) on the northwest Pacific coast of Nicaragua in the province of Chinandega. The municipality was founded in 1863.

Economy

It was a railroad terminus and is Nicaragua's largest and only Pacific port for the import and export of goods. It has its own Container terminal and is able to manage a wide variety of cargo: liquid, bulk, containers, cars, etc.

British Occupation of Corinto

When Nicaragua refused to pay Britain an indemnity for the annexation of the Mosquito Reserve, the British responded by occupying the Nicaraguan Pacific port of Corinto on 27 April 1895.[4] Eventually the British left after being paid indemnities by the Nicaraguan government.[5][6]

United States Intervention

On May 2, 1896, U.S. Marines landed in Corinto to protect American interests during political unrest.

On January 25, 1922 the USS Galveston landed a detachment of U.S. Marines at Corinto, to reinforce the Managua legation guard during a period of political tension.

While supporting the Contra war against the Sandinista government in the 1980s, U.S. Forces mined the Port of Corinto. On October 10, 1983, an attack destroyed 3.2 million US gallons (12,000 m3) of fuel. It is believed that this attack was directed by the CIA and carried out by U.S. Navy Seals.[7][8][9][10][11]

International relations

Twin towns - Sister cities

Corinto is twinned with:

See also

References

  1. ^ 2005 Census Data - National Institute of Statistics and Census Data, Nicaragua
  2. ^ Nicaragua Pacific Coast The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 23 January 2017
  3. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 111: The West Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. and Hawaii), Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Islands of the North and South Pacific Oceans (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2016.
  4. ^ "The Spokesman-Review". 28 April 1895.
  5. ^ Healy, David (September 2011). US Expansionism: The Imperialist Urge in the 1890s. ISBN 9780299058531.
  6. ^ The Anglo-Venezuelan Boundary Dispute: A Victory for Whom?. ISBN 9781365833847.
  7. ^ Truver, SC. "Mines and Underwater IEDs in U.S. Ports and Waterways..." (PDF). p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-28. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "International Court of Justice, CASE CONCERNING THE MILITARY AND PARAMILITARY ACTIVITIES IN AND AGAINST NICARAGUA (NICARAGUA v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)". Archived from the original on 2007-03-08.
  9. ^ "The New York Times, OCT. 10 ASSAULT ON NICARAGUANS IS LAID TO C.I.A." April 18, 1984. Retrieved .[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1983". Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Photograph showing the burning oil tanks, Un comando de la CIA y fuerzas especiales SEAL bombardean refineria en Corinto, Nicaragua, 1983".
  12. ^ Frohmader, Andrea. "Bremen - Referat 32 Städtepartnerschaften / Internationale Beziehungen" [Bremen - Unit 32 Twinning / International Relations]. Das Rathaus Bremen Senatskanzlei [Bremen City Hall - Senate Chancellery] (in German). Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved .

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