Corinto, Nicaragua

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{{Other uses|Corinto (disambiguation)}} Corinto is a town of 17,000 (1995 population) on the northwest Pacific coast of [[Nicaragua]] in the province of [[Chinandega Department|Chinandega]]. The municipality was founded in 1863 and was named in honour of the Greek city of [[Corinth]].

Economy

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

United States Intervention

On May 2, 1896 U.S. Marines land in Corinto to protect U.S. interests during political unrest. On January 25, 1922 the [[USS Galveston (CL-19)|USS Galveston]] landed a detachment of [[USMC|U.S. Marines]] at Corinto, to reinforce the [[Managua]] legation guard during a period of political tension. While supporting the [[Contras]] against the Socialist Sandinista government in the 1980s, U.S. Forces mined the Port of Corinto. On October 10, 1983, an attack destroyed {{convert|3.2|e6USgal|m3}} of fuel. It is believed that this attack was directed by the CIA and carried out by U.S. [[United States Navy SEALs|Navy Seals]].

Twinnings

[[Bremen (city)|Bremen]], [[Germany]] [[Cologne]], [[Germany]] [[Liverpool]], [[United Kingdom]] [[Portland, Oregon]], [[USA]]

External links

{{commonscat|Corinto, Nicaragua}} *http://corinto.sozac.com/ *http://corintounido.com/ *http://www.epn.com.ni/corinto.php *http://www.portalcorinto.com (informational site in Spanish). *[http://www.vianica.com/photo/16/13 Corinto Photos] *Map and aerial photos *Coordinates: 12°29′0"N 87°11′0"W **Street map: [http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=12.4833&longitude=-87.1833&zoom=6 Street map from Mapquest], [http://maps.msn.com/map.aspx?&lats1=12.4833&lons1=-87.1833&alts1=35 MapPoint] or [http://maps.google.com/maps?||=12.4833,-87.1833 Google] **Satellite images: [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=12.4833,-87.1833&spn=0.11,0.18&t=k Google] {{Nicaragua-geo-stub}} {{Chinandega Department}}