Tumaco (tōmäˈkō) [key], city (1993 pop. 58,436), SW Colombia, a port on the Pacific Ocean. It is located on a small island just off the coast and has a very hot climate. Tumaco is a lumbering and mining center. Coffee, cacao, tobacco, vegetables, and other products of the interior are exported.
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