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Chimbote

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Chimbote is the largest city in the Ancash Region of Peru. It is also the capital of the Santa Province and the Chimbote District. The city is located on the coast in Chimbote Bay, south of Trujillo and north of Lima.

Chimbote
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Flag of Chimbote, Peru

Flag of the city of Chimbote
City nickname: "La Capital de la Pesca y el Acero"
("Capital City of Fishing and Steel")
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Location of Chimbote in Peru

Mayor Estuardo Díaz Delgado
Population
 - Total
 - Density

400 000 (2004 estimate)
3 019/km²
Time zone UTC-5
Height 4 m (13 ft)
Location Template:Coor dm
Anniversary December 6
Website: www.chimboteonline.com

Chimbote is the largest fishing port in Peru. Chimbote has more than 30 fish factories, and has some of the world's finest fish-packing equipment. During the 1970s El Niño, an earthquake, and overfishing drastically affected fishing, and added restrictions. However, more than 75 per cent of Peru's fishing activity comes from Chimbote. The Chimbote-Huallanca rail line, built in 1922, serves as a railway for coal and iron mines on the interior and a railway for the river valley by transporting rice, cotton, sugarcane, and bananas.

Peru's current president, Alejandro Toledo, grew up in Chimbote.

The city is known for its ceviche, a Peruvian dish.

It forms a conurbation with Nuevo Chimbote District to the south. Between these districts, the Humedales de Villa María, a beautiful swamp where a local species of heron, along with many species of frogs and fish live, is located. It is formed by the Lacramarca River.

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Satellite image of Chimbote

To the south, there are many beaches, such as as Vesique, Los Chimus, Tortugas and Caleta Colorada.

There's also the Isla Blanca Isle (white isle, in English), that takes its name from the white colour of its ground.

The tourist can also visit the Isla Blanca Boulevard - which has many beautiful marble sculptures and fonts.

Chimbote has two important celebrations during the year: Holy Week and San Pedrito's Party (also called Chimbote's Civic Aniversary).

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