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AN IMPORTAT SHIP-BUILDING PORT DURING THE COLONIAL PERIOD

It appears that territories near the coast of Colima were inhabited by ancient cultures such as the Olmecs.

These early inhabitants were sedentary tribes engaged in agriculture.

Hernán Cortés arrived on the shores of Colima in 1531 and named it Manzanillo because the chamomile plant was abundant in the region. His encounter with the natives took place on the beaches that now bear the name Audiencia, as a reminder of this initial approach with the conquerors. In 1531, Cortés decided to establish Latin America's first ship owner at the mouth of the Santiago River.

Like other Pacific ports, Manzanillo also engaged in trade with the East, and thus, it faced pirate attacks.

In the 19th century, Manzanillo began a more stable development when, in 1825, the government transferred the port from Salahua to Manzanillo, and in 1873, it was granted the status of municipality.

In 1948, it achieved city status and has since become an important tourist destination.            

 

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