COROICO, a settlement of the province and
eorregimiento of Cicasica in Peru ; situate on the
shore of the river of its name, where there is a
port for small vessels. This river rises in the cor-
dillera of Ancuma, to the s. of the settlement of
Palca, and to the e. of the city of La Paz. It runs
in a very rapid course to the e. and forming a
curve turns n. and enters the w. side of the Beni,
in lat. 16° 50' s.
COROMA, a settlement of the province and
eorregimiento of Porco in Peru.
COROMANDIERES, some small islands of
the N. sea, near the coast of Acadia inN. America,
near the coast of Scatari. They are also called
Del Infierno, or Devil’s isles.
COROMOTO, a settlement of the province
and government of Venezuela ; situate on the
shore of the river Guanarito, to the s. of the town
CORON, a settlement of the province and cor-
regimiento of Chilques and Masques in Peru ; an-
nexed to the curacy of Huanoquite.
CORONA-REAL, a city of the province of
Guayana, and government of Curaana, founded
on the shores of the river Orinoco in 1759, by the
Rear-Admiral Don Joseph de Iturriaga, for which
purpose he assembled together some wandering
people of the provinces of Caracas and Barcelona.
At present, however, it is as it were desert and
abandoned, since its inhabitants have returned to
their former savage state of life, having been con-
stantly pursued and harassed by the Charibes
Indians, against whom they could no longer main-
tain their ground, after that the king’s garrison
had been withdrawn, and since, owing to the dis-
tance at which they were situate from the capital,
it was in vain for them to look for any succour
from that quarter.
Corona-Real, a large bay in the lake of Ma-
racaibo, on thew. side.
Corona-Real, a rocky isle, or ridge of rocks,
close to the n. coast of the island of Guadalupe,
between cape St. Juan and the port or bay of Mole.
CORONADOS, a small island of the gulf of
California, or Mar Roxo de Cortes ; situate very
near the island of Carmen, on its n. e. side, which
looks to the coast of New Spain.
(CORONDA, a town of the province and go-
vernment of Buenos Ayres ; situate on a river
forming the island of Santa Fe, about five leagues
s. w. of that town, in Lat. 31° 58' 47". Long. 61°
CORONANGO, Santa Maria de, a head
settlement of the alcaldia maj/or of Cholula in
Nueva Espafia. It contains 94 families of In-
C O R
dians, and to its district belong nine other settle-
ments. It lies one league to the n. of its capital.
CORONEL, Puerto del, a port on the coast
of the province and corregimiento of Quillota, and
kingdom of Chile, between the port of Longotoraa
and the river Quilimari.
CORONEL, a river of the province and govern-
ment of Venezuela. It rises to the ^ . of the city of
Nirua, and afterwards unites itself with the Grape,
to enter the Tinaco.
CORONEL, a point of the coast of the kingdom
of Chile, in the province and corregimiento of Quil-
lota, between the mouth of the river Biobio and the
heights of Villagran.
CORONGO, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Conchucos in Peru.
COROPA, a spacious country of the province
and government of Guayana, which extends itself
between the river Coropatuba to the s. w. the Ma-
ranon to the s. the Avari to the e. the mountains
of Oyacop of the Charibes Indians to the n. and
the mountains of Dorado or Manoa to the n.w.
The whole of its territory is, as it were, unknown.
The Portuguese possess the shores of the Maranon
and the sea-coast as far as the bay of Vicente Pin-
zon ; the Dutch of the colony of Surinam, by the
river Esequevo or Esquivo, called also Rupununi,
have penetrated as far as the Maranon, by the river
Paranapitinga. The mountains, which some have
represented as being full of gold, silver, and pre-
cious stones, sparkling in the rays of the sun, are
merely fables, which, at the beginning of the con-
quests, deceived many who had gone in search of
these rich treasures, and fell a sacrifice to the
fatigues and labours which they experienced in
these dry and mountainous countries. The Por-
tuguese have constructed here two forts, called Paru
and Macapa. Mr. De la Martiniere, with his
usual want of accuracy, says that the Portuguese
have a settlement called Coropa, at the mouth of
the river Coropatuba, where it enters the Maranon ;
the Coropatuba joins the Maranon on the n. side,
in the country of Coropa, and at the settlement of
this name ; this settlement being nothing more than
a small fort, and lying in the province of Topayos,
on the s. shore of the Maranon, and being known
by the name ofCurupa, in the chart published in
1744, and in that of the Father Juan Magnin, in
COROPATUBA. See Curupatuba.
COROPUNA, a desert of the province of
Cuzco in Peru, between the provinces of Parina-
cocha and Canas or Aruni. It extends more than
12 leagues s. to n. and is troublesome and dan-
gerous to traverse.