La Chorrera, Panama

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La Chorrera
District
Flag of La Chorrera
Flag
Coat of arms of La Chorrera
Coat of arms
La Chorrera is located in Panama
La Chorrera
La Chorrera
Location of the district capital in Panama
Coordinates: 8°29′N 79°57′W / 8.483°N 79.950°W / 8.483; -79.950
Country Panama
DistrictLa Chorrera
Area
 • Total130 sq mi (337 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total161.470 hab.
Time zoneETZ (UTC-5)
 
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La Chorrera
District
Flag of La Chorrera
Flag
Coat of arms of La Chorrera
Coat of arms
La Chorrera is located in Panama
La Chorrera
La Chorrera
Location of the district capital in Panama
Coordinates: 8°29′N 79°57′W / 8.483°N 79.950°W / 8.483; -79.950
Country Panama
DistrictLa Chorrera
Area
 • Total130 sq mi (337 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total161.470 hab.
Time zoneETZ (UTC-5)

La Chorrera is a city and municipality in central Panama, located about 30 km south-west of Panama City. It is one of the larger cities in the country.

La Chorrera is renowned for its international fair and famous as being the home of Bollo and Chicheme. Approximately 2% of the country's lumber comes from this district.

La Chorrera is fond of the phrase "La Bella, Enamoradora y Querendona, La Gran Chorrera", reportedly as a tribute to its beautiful women, kind people, and happy night life. La Chorrera is the home of San Francisco F.C., Mariano Rivera (Apaga y Vamonos, New York Yankees), Vicente Mosquera (former World Boxing Champion), and José Luis Garcés.

Geography and climate[edit]

El Chorro of La Chorrera

La Chorrera has a warm tropical climate with heavy seasonal rains in the months of May to November, leading to extensive grasslands that favors cattle-raising, and to a lesser extent, pork.

The fertile lands yield good crops of pineapple, rice, coffee, oranges, cassava, beans and sugar cane.

Location[edit]

La Chorrera is located on the Panamerican Highway between the districts of Capira and Arraiján, and is about 7 kilometers from the Pacific coast.

History[edit]

It has not been determined accurately where the origin of the name of La Chorrera, but it is assumed that it is due to the large number of waterfalls that exist, which include: El Chorro de La Chorrera, El Chorro Trinidad, El Chorro de Canoa Quebrada and others of less importance.

References[edit]

This is a less than competent translation of the Spanish text into English text.

Coordinates: 8°52′45″N 79°46′56″W / 8.8792°N 79.7822°W / 8.8792; -79.7822