Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Coquimbo, capital of a Chilian province, is built upon three levels or terraces. It is a fine town, and well built. The port of Coquimbo is situated upon a bay six miles S.W. The chief articles of export are cobalt, copper, manganese, silver, and some cattle and hay. The province, stretching from the shore to the Andes, contains 12,855 square miles. There is some farming in the south, and there is mining of copper, silver, and gold.