|Department||Department of Chinandega|
|• Municipality of Nicaragua||16,624|
|• Density||606.4/sq mi (234.14/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central Time)|
|Location||Isla El Cardon|
|Year first constructed||1876|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and light atop a 1-storey hexagonal prism basement|
|Markings / pattern||white tower|
|Tower height||13 metres (43 ft)|
|Focal height||27 metres (89 ft)|
|Light source||solar power|
|Range||10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)|
|Characteristic||L Fl W 10s.|
|Managing agent||Aquatic Transport Directorate |
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. Eventually the British left after being paid indemnities by the Nicaraguan government.
United States Intervention
On May 2, 1896, U.S. Marines landed in Corinto to protect American interests during political unrest.
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.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Corinto is twinned with:
- 2005 Census Data - National Institute of Statistics and Census Data, Nicaragua
- Nicaragua Pacific Coast The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 23 January 2017
- 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.
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- 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 2007-08-21.
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- "The New York Times, OCT. 10 ASSAULT ON NICARAGUANS IS LAID TO C.I.A." April 18, 1984. Retrieved 2006-11-10.[permanent dead link]
- "NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1983". Retrieved 2006-11-10.
- "Photograph showing the burning oil tanks, Un comando de la CIA y fuerzas especiales SEAL bombardean refineria en Corinto, Nicaragua, 1983".
- 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 2013-08-09.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Corinto, Nicaragua.|
- http://corinto.sozac.com/[permanent dead link]
- http://www.portalcorinto.com (informational site in Spanish).
- Corinto Photos
- Picture of Isla El Cardon Lighthouse