- a seaport in N Chile.
- See under Tacna-Arica.
- a maritime region in W South America: long in dispute between Chile and Peru; annexed by Chile 1883; divided as a result of arbitration 1929 into a Peruvian department (Tac·na) and a Chilean department (Arica).
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Historical Examples of arica
I was in the streets of Arica, Peru, when the earth began to rock and reel.Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew
Arica was also watched, and the blockade was extended north of Lima.
He himself would at once mount his horse, and retrace his steps to Arica.
Among the spectators on the mole were the governor and other principal officers of Arica.
At the time of "the great earthquake of '68," I was at Arica, Peru.Cobwebs From an Empty Skull
Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
- a port in extreme N Chile: awarded to Chile in 1929 after the lengthy Tacna-Arica dispute with Peru; outlet for Bolivian and Peruvian trade. Pop: 180 000 (2005 est)See also Tacna-Arica
- a coastal desert region of W South America, long disputed by Chile and Peru: divided in 1929 into the Peruvian department of Tacna and the Chilean department of Arica