Bluefields

/blooh"feeldz'/, n.
a seaport in E Nicaragua. 17,706.

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      city and port, eastern Nicaragua, just south of the mouth of the Escondido River and inland from its outer port of El Bluff. Named after the Dutch pirate Blewfeldt, who used it as a base in the 17th century, it was the capital of the British Mosquito Coast protectorate until returned to Nicaragua in 1850. U.S. Marines were stationed there (1912–25; 1927–32) at the request of the Nicaraguan president to quell revolutionary activity. The town's populace, long-accustomed to limited local autonomy, rioted against Sandinista military control in the early 1980s.

      Bluefields is the country's most important Caribbean port, handling mainly cabinet woods, frozen fish, shrimp, lobsters, and bananas. The city is also a commercial centre and has some light manufacturing. The Escondido is navigable for 60 miles (100 km) inland; from the river port of Rama a road leads westward over the central highlands to Managua, the national capital. Bluefields has suffered several destructive hurricanes because of its coastal Caribbean location. It is also served by a domestic airline. Pop. (2005) urban area, 38,623.

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