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Colima, the capital of a state of the same name in Mexico. The town, which is well built and paved and has regular streets, is in a fertile, well-watered plain, and has a considerable trade in cotton, linen, and woollen goods, and hardware. The port, Manzanilla, is about 60 miles west of the town, and has a good and well-sheltered anchorage, but is unhealthy, owing to the proximity of a stagnant marsh. The volcano of Colima (12,000 ft. high) is about 30 miles to the N.E., and emitted smoke and steam before the earthquake of 1868, and was in eruption in 1869. Colima was founded in 1522, and was made a city in 1824.