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Coronado

[kawr-uh-nah-doh, kor-; for 1 also Spanish kaw-raw-nah-th aw] /ˌkɔr əˈnɑ doʊ, ˌkɒr-; for 1 also Spanish ˌkɔ rɔˈnɑ ðɔ/
noun
1.
Francisco Vásquez de
[frahn-thees-kaw bahs-keth th e,, frahn-sees-kaw bahs-kes] /frɑnˈθis kɔ ˈbɑs kɛθ ðɛ,, frɑnˈsis kɔ ˈbɑs kɛs/ (Show IPA),
1510–54? Spanish explorer in North America.
2.
a city in SW California, near San Diego.
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Coronado

city, San Diego county, southern California, U.S. It lies on a peninsula between San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean and is linked to San Diego by the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. Named after Los Coronados, a group of Mexican offshore islands, it developed around the ornate Hotel del Coronado (completed 1888; a national historic landmark) as a residential beach resort, and tourism remains one of the city's chief industries. Supplementing the economy are the U.S. Naval Air Station North Island (1917), on the northern tip of the peninsula, and the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado (1943; where the U.S. Navy SEALs train), on the Silver Strand sandbar, which connects the peninsula to the mainland. Silver Strand Beach State Park is to the south. Inc. 1890. Pop. (1990) 26,540; (2000) 24,100

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