El Cristo, Coclé

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El Cristo
Town and corregimiento
El Cristo is located in Panama
El Cristo
El Cristo
Coordinates: 8°15′0″N 80°37′12″W / 8.25000°N 80.62000°W / 8.25000; -80.62000Coordinates: 8°15′0″N 80°37′12″W / 8.25000°N 80.62000°W / 8.25000; -80.62000
Country Panama
 • Land113 km2 (44 sq mi)
 • Total4,017
 • Density35.5/km2 (92/sq mi)
 Population density calculated based on land area.
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)

El Cristo is a town and corregimiento in Aguadulce District, Coclé Province, Panama. It has a land area of 113 square kilometres (44 sq mi) and a population of 4,017 as of 2010, giving it a population density of 35.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (92/sq mi).[1] Its population as of 1990 was 3,393; its population as of 2000 was 3,852.[1]

El Cristo is one of the oldest towns in the region. In pre-Columbian times it was inhabited by an aboriginal community for a period of several centuries. According to studies by the archaeologist Cook, this community is similar to the pre-Columbian site of the Sierra at the edge of Santa Maria. The history of El Cristo goes back to the founding of Nata, by which time El Cristo was a cattle farm of the Spanish. The town is home to a Christmas tree, renowned for being the highest in Central America.[citation needed]


  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...)] {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160304030354/http://www.contraloria.gob.pa/inec/archivos/P3601Cuadro11.xls |date=March 4, 2016 }} (.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.