c o c
COCO, a river of the province and government
of Darien in the kingdom of Tierra Firme. It
rises in the mountains of the n. and enters the sea
opposite the island of Las Palmas, and gives its
name to the territory of a Cacique, thus called.
COCOMERACHI, a settlement of the missions
which were held by the regulars of the company
of Jesuits, in the province of Taraumara, and
kingdom of Nueva Vizcaya. It is 40 leagues to
the w. s.zo. of the town 'And real of the mines of
COCONUCO, See Cucunuco.
COCOS, some small islands of the Pacific or
S. sea, lying close together, and divided by some
narrow channels. They abound in cocoa-trees,
and from thence take their name. They are also
called Santa Cruz, from having been discovered
on the day of the invention of the cross. The
climate here is pleasant, but the isles are unculti
vated and desert. Lat. 5° n.
COCUI, a settlement of the province and cor
regimiento of Tunja in the NueVo Reyno de Gra
nada ; situate at the foot of the sierra Nevada. It
is of a cold temperature, but abounds in all kinds
of productions, and particularly in wheat, maize,
barley, &c. It contains 700 white inhabitants,
and 150 Indians. Thirty-two leagues from Tunja,
and eight from the settlement of Chita.
COCULA, a settlement of the head settlement
and alcaldia mayor of Tlajomulco in Nueva Es
pana. It contains a convent of the religious order
of St. Francis, and is six leagues to the w. of its
COCUPAC, a city and head
settlement of the district of the alcaldia mayor of
Valladolid in Nueva Espana, and of the bishopric
of Mechoaean. Its situation is in a nook to the n.
of the great lake. On the e. and ze. are two lofty
mountains, which form so many other entrances,
the one to the 5. and the other to the n. Its tem
perature is rather cold than w'arm ; and although
it does not want for fruits, it is but ill supplied with
water, the only stream it has not running more
than the distance of a stone’s throw before it enters
a lake. The inhabitants are thus under the ne
cessity of supplying themselves by wells. The
population of this city consists in 45 families of
Spaniards, 52 of Mustees and Mulattoes, and 150
of Indians. They occupy themselves in the mak
ing of tiles or flags ; and the inferior order are
muleteers. It has a convent of the religious order
of St. Francis.
COD, a cape of the coast of New England and
province of Massachusetts. It runs for many leagues
towards the sea, forming a large semicircle, and
afterwards returning, forms the bay of Barnstable.
[See Cape Cod, Barnstable, &c.]
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