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Valparaiso is the name of at least three cities and a village:

  • ValparaŪso, Chile
  • Valparaiso, Florida
  • Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Valparaiso, Nebraska

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Valparaiso University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (226 words)
Valparaiso was founded in 1859 as Valparaiso Male and Female College, one of the first co-educational four-year institutions in the United States.
The school was renamed Valparaiso College in 1900 and gained its current university status in 1906.
Valparaiso belongs to a small and distinctive group of institutions of higher education that consistently receives national recognition for the quality of their educational programs.
Valpara√≠so - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (821 words)
Valparaiso soon became a required stopover for ships crossing between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans via the Strait of Magellan and Cape Horn, and gained particular importance supporting and supplying the California Gold Rush (1848-1858).
Valparaiso's road infrastructure is under substantial improvement at present, particularly with the upcoming completion of the Placilla-La Polvora highway bypass, which will permit trucks to go directly to the port facility over a modern highway and through tunnels, without driving through the historic and already congested downtown streets.
Valparaíso's newspaper, "El Mercurio de Valparaiso", claims to be the oldest Spanish-language newspaper in circulation in the world.
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