Tongoy's hinterland
Tongoy as seen from the Víctor Domingo Silva Park
The Playa Socos or Playa Chica beach in Tongoy.
The house where poet Víctor Domingo Silva was born
Touristic development.

Chilean coastal town in the commune of Coquimbo in Elqui Province, Coquimbo Region.

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Port city, commune and capital of the Elqui Province, located on the Pan-American Highway, in the Coquimbo Region of Chile.

Cruz del Tercer Milenio in Coquimbo.
Aerial view
Estadio Municipal Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso
Casino of Coquimbo
Coquimbo at night
Coquimbo at night
Mohammed VI Mosque
Plaza de Coquimbo

It is an access point for beach towns to the south, such as Guanaqueros and Tongoy.

List of towns in Chile

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Víctor Domingo Silva

Silva's house in his hometown of Tongoy in Chile's Coquimbo Region

Víctor Domingo Silva Endeiza (May 12, 1882, Tongoy, Elqui Province – August 20, 1960, Santiago) was a Chilean poet, journalist, playwright and writer.


Chilean town in the commune of Coquimbo, Elqui Province, Coquimbo Region.

Guanaqueros beach in Coquimbo

It is located in Guanaqueros Bay, 12 kilometers northeast from Tongoy.

2015 Illapel earthquake

Evacuating a building.

USGS ShakeMap of the earthquake
The process of subduction of the Nazca plate under the South American plate.

A series of waves reaching at least 4.5 m high were observed along the coast of Coquimbo and the cities of Coquimbo, Tongoy and Concón nearby to Valparaiso reported flooding; large fishing vessels were swept into the streets of Coquimbo, which reported heavy damage.


Extinct genus of semiaquatic ground sloths from the Miocene and Pliocene of the Pacific South American coast.

Size diagram comparing a human, T. yuacensis (red), T. littoralis (yellow), and T. natans (blue)
Thalassocnus skull cast, Museum of Natural History, Karlsruhe
Restoration of T. natans in its hypothetical swimming pose without fur
Thalassocnus probably walked the seafloor like desmostylians (Paleoparadoxia above).
Thalassocnus were perhaps preyed upon by Acrophyseter (above)

The Coquimbo Formation in Tongoy Bay and the Horcón Formation of the Valparaíso Basin also display diverse shark assemblages, including megalodon, the great white shark, Carcharodon plicatilis, the shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus), Pristiophorus sawsharks, the smalltooth sand tiger, Carcharhinus sharks, the school shark (Galeorhinus galeus), the copper shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus), and the bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus).

Almirante Latorre-class battleship

The Almirante Latorre class consisted of two super-dreadnought battleships designed by the British company Armstrong Whitworth for the Chilean Navy.

Libertad, seen here c. 1893, was laid down in 1890 as part of the developing naval arms race between Argentina and Chile.
Brazil's order for two dreadnoughts ( pictured) sparked a naval arms race between themselves, Argentina, and Chile.
The American battleship USS Delaware was sent to Brazil and Chile in early 1911 as part of a concentrated effort to obtain the battleship contracts for American shipyards.
would have been one of two s sold to Chile, but monetary considerations and significant opposition prevented their purchase.
Almirante Latorre in the 1930s.
Eagle in the Mediterranean, where it would be sunk in August 1942.
Almirante Latorre was the last South American dreadnought built, and was larger and better armed than its counterparts in Brazil and Argentina. The more efficient arrangement of the five 14-inch turrets, with all mounted on the centerline rather than en echelon, allowed the main battery to fire on a single broadside without damaging the ship.

Almirante Latorre ended up in the Bay of Tongoy with.

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Coquimbo Formation

Miocene to Middle Pleistocene sedimentary formation located in Coquimbo Region in Norte Chico, Chile.

Subdivisions of the Miocene

The lowermost unit belongs to the lower Miocene, with the third-deepest unit dated at 11.9 ± 1.0 Ma. The uppermost unit of the formation is estimated at 1.2 Ma. In the area of Tongoy, the Coquimbo Formation was deposited in an ancient bay that was formed in a graben or half-graben, with a normal fault dipping east.

Tongoy Bay

Bay in Chile's Coquimbo Region.

Fishing boats on Tongoy Bay.

On the shores of the bay lie the towns of Tongoy and Puerto Aldea and their respective beaches.