Lídice

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Lídice
Lídice is located in Panama
Lídice
Lídice
Coordinates: 8°45′0″N 79°54′0″W / 8.75000°N 79.90000°W / 8.75000; -79.90000Coordinates: 8°45′0″N 79°54′0″W / 8.75000°N 79.90000°W / 8.75000; -79.90000
Country Panama
ProvincePanamá Oeste
DistrictCapira
Area
 • Land42.6 km2 (16.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total5,307
 • Density124.5/km2 (322/sq mi)
 Population density calculated based on land area.
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)

Lídice is a town and corregimiento in Capira District, Panamá Oeste Province, Panama with a population of 5,307 as of 2010.[1] Its population as of 1990 was 3,840; its population as of 2000 was 4,711.[1]

The town was renamed on 31 October 1943, from Potrero, to commemorate the town of Lidice in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (the Czech Republic today) which was razed to the ground, and its population murdered by the SS on June 10, 1942 as a retribution for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, a highly ranked official.

References[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.