Aguadulce, Coclé

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Aguadulce
City and corregimiento
Aguadulce is located in Panama
Aguadulce
Aguadulce
Coordinates: 8°14′24″N 80°32′24″W / 8.24000°N 80.54000°W / 8.24000; -80.54000Coordinates: 8°14′24″N 80°32′24″W / 8.24000°N 80.54000°W / 8.24000; -80.54000
CountryPanama
ProvinceCoclé Province
DistrictAguadulce District
Area
 • Land50.4 km2 (19.5 sq mi)
Population
(2010)[1]
 • Total8,703
 • Density172.5/km2 (447/sq mi)
 Population density calculated based on land area.
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)

Aguadulce is an agricultural city and corregimiento in the Coclé province in Panama. It is the capital of Aguadulce District and it is located on the Pan-American Highway, near but not on the coast on the Bahia de Parita. The name means "freshwater".

It has a land area of 50.4 square kilometres (19.5 sq mi) and had a population of 8,703 as of 2010, giving it a population density of 172.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (447/sq mi).[1] Its population as of 1990 was 13,741; its population as of 2000 was 7,707.[1]

Economy[edit]

Most of the land near Aguadulce is dedicated to agricultural use, much of it to the cultivation of sugar cane. An important industry is the production of salt through evaporation of sea water. The water is allowed to enter fields at high tide; its exit is then blocked, and evaporation caused by the sun leaves sea salt, which is then gathered and packaged. The town has a "Museum of Salt and Sugar" ("Museo de la sal y el azúcar").

Aguadulce is served by Aguadulce Airport.

Important figures[edit]

Aguadulce is the birthplace of major league baseball players Carlos Lee, Davis Romero and also the already retired Juan Berenguer.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Cuadro 11 (Superficie, población y densidad de población en la República...)" [Table 11 (Area, population, and population density in the Republic...)] Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. (.xls). In "Resultados Finales Básicos" [Basic Final Results] (in Spanish). National Institute of Statistics and Census of Panama. Archived from the original on July 10, 2015. Retrieved May 26, 2015.

External links[edit]

http://www.chitrenet.net/aguadulce.html