Macaracas District

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Macaracas District
Panamá - Los Santos - Macaracas.svg
Macaracas District is located in Panama
Macaracas District
Macaracas District
Location of the district capital in Panama
Coordinates: 7°43′48″N 80°32′24″W / 7.73000°N 80.54000°W / 7.73000; -80.54000
Country  Panama
Province Los Santos Province
Capital Macaracas
 • Total 195 sq mi (504 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 9,137
Time zone UTC-5 (ETZ)
A Macaracas style Coclé bowl, from around 800-1000 AD. The background design is stingray spines.

Macaracas District is a district (distrito) of Los Santos Province in Panama. The population according to the 2000 census was 9,137.[1] The district covers a total area of 504 km². The capital lies at the city of Macaracas.[1]

The Macaracas style of Gran Coclé Precolumbian pottery was named for archaeological sites found in this District.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Macaracas District is divided administratively into the following corregimientos:


  1. ^ a b "Districts of Panama". Statoids. Retrieved April 12, 2009. 

Coordinates: 7°43′48″N 80°32′24″W / 7.73000°N 80.54000°W / 7.73000; -80.54000