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Mejillones is a Chilean port city and commune in Antofagasta Province, Antofagasta Region. It is situated in the northern side of Mejillones Peninsula, 60 km north of Antofagasta. To the west, in the northern part of peninsula, is Punta de Angamos, site of the naval combat of the same name, fought during the War of the Pacific.

Mejillones is surrounded by the waters of the Pacific Ocean to the west and by one of the most arid deserts in the world to the east, the Atacama. It also marks the country's widest point along a parallel (362 km).


Mejillones' urban population is 7,825 (2002 census). It is expected to grow after the construction of Megapuerto de Mejillones, due to be Chile's biggest sea port, expected to be completed around 2030.

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