/kri stoh"beuhl/, n.
a seaport in Panama at the Atlantic end of the Panama Canal, adjacent to Colón. 11,600. Spanish, Cristóbal /krddees taw"bahl/.

* * *

(as used in expressions)
Balenciaga Cristóbal
Cristóbal Colón

* * *

      Atlantic terminal port, north central Panama, adjoining Colón city. Both Cristóbal and Colón were named for Cristóbal Colón (Christopher Columbus). Located on an isthmus (made of artificial fill) that connects Manzanillo Island with the mainland, Cristóbal was conceived in 1914 as a port of entry for supplies used in building the Panama Canal. Until 1979 it remained under the jurisdiction of the United States, as part of the former Canal Zone, while the larger city of Colón was Panamanian. Extensive modern docks and other maritime servicing facilities, together with commodious anchorages in Limón Bay protected by breakwaters, make Cristóbal one of the key ports in the Caribbean Sea. Pop. (2000) 34,559.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cristóbal — or Cristobal may refer to: Dominican Republic Cristóbal (municipality of the Independencia) province Panama Cristóbal, Colón Spain Cristóbal, Salamanca Christopher Columbus Cristóbal Colón, the Spanish rendition of Christopher Columbus name Other …   Wikipedia

  • Cristóbal — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cristóbal es un nombre castellano proveniente del griego antiguo Χριστόφορος (Khristóphoros), literalmente el que lleva a Cristo. Puede referirse a: San Cristóbal, Santo legendario de los viajeros. Cristóbal Colón,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Cristóbal — de la Sierra es un municipio en la provincia de Salamanca, en la Comunidad Autónoma de Castilla y León, España. Está a una distancia de 63 km de Salamanca, la capital provincial. Al 2003 cuenta con una población de 235 habitantes, de los cuales… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Cristóbal — ist der Name mehrerer Gemeinden: die spanische Variante des Namens Christoph Cristóbal (Independencia), Municipio in der Provinz Independencia in der Dominikanischen Republik Cristóbal (Salamanca), Gemeinde (Municipio) in Salamanca, Spanien… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cristobal M2 — Cristobál M2 и M1962 Тип: автоматический карабин Страна …   Википедия

  • Cristóbal — m Spanish form of CHRISTOPHER (SEE Christopher) …   First names dictionary

  • Cristóbal — [kris tō′bəl] seaport in Panama, at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal: part of the city of Colón …   English World dictionary

  • Cristobal M2 —          Автомат (автоматический карабин) Cristobal M2 и M1962 (Доминиканская республика) автомат (автоматический карабин) Cristobal M2 автомат (автоматический карабин) Cristobal M2 автомат (автоматический карабин) Cristobal M1962 Характеристики… …   Энциклопедия стрелкового оружия

  • Cristobal — 1 Original name in latin Cristbal Name in other language Cristobal, Cristbal, San Cristobal, San Cristbal State code DO Continent/City America/Santo Domingo longitude 18.29405 latitude 71.29298 altitude 14 Population 2735 Date 2012 01 16 2… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Cristobal — or Spanish Cristóbal geographical name town N Panama adjoining Colón at Caribbean entrance to Panama Canal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”