Talcahuano remained a major port into the early 21st century. It is also Chile’s main naval station and an important commercial, fishing, and manufacturing centre. Lumber, hides, wool, fur, and coal are the main exports; machinery is imported. Industries include fishing and fish canning, flour milling, and petroleum refining.
The Juan Pablo II Bridge, also known as Puente Nuevo ("New Bridge"), is a bridge in Chile connecting Concepción and Talcahuano with San Pedro de la Paz, through the Biobío River. Since completion in 1974 it has remained the longest bridge in the country. It was significantly damaged in the February 27, 2010 earthquake.
Talcahuano contains Chile's main naval base which is home of the historical relic, the Huáscar, a Peruvian ironclad ship (British-made), which was captured in 1879 during the War of the Pacific. It is also the base of the Chilean submarine fleet and the ASMAR shipyard.
Bienvenidos al Parque Pedro Del Río Zañartu, parte integrante del Santuario de la Naturaleza Península de Hualpén, Concepción. Abierto para todo publico. Al momento de ingresar al Parque, se solicitará su cédula de su identidad y se registrará el vehículo particular.
Parque Tumbes El Parque Tumbes es un terreno de 20 has, administrado por CODEFF- Concepción en alianza con la Municipalidad de Talcahuano. Está destinado al uso público y educación ambiental en una de las comunas con más graves problemas de contaminación, a nivel de país.
Quiriquina Island, Chile is located at the entrance to the Bay of Concepción, 11 km north of Talcahuano. (Quiriquina is a Mapuche word meaning "many True thrushes"). In April, 1557, Don Garcia de Mendoza, Spanish governor of the Captaincy General of Chile, arrived at Concepción with a large force of infantry and established himself upon Quiriquina.
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