Palestina, Peru

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Palestina, Peru is a town in the district and province of Purús in the Ucayali Region of Peru, founded in 1994.[1]

History[edit]

Before 1994, Palestina was a set of fields where cattle and crops were raised and people lived in the fields. In 1994 the mayor of Purús Province came to the area to found a town and build homes for any farmers who wished to live there.

Economy[edit]

In addition to raising cattle, Palestina grows rice, corn, and fruits: pineapple, banana, coconut, cocona, orange, peach palm, passion fruit, and tangerine.

Holidays[edit]

The town celebrates some national holidays: Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Labor Day. They celebrate local anniversaries of the town's founding and the church founding, and they celebrate harvest holidays: watermelon planting, caywa planting, watermelon harvest, and rice harvest.

Documentary[edit]

A clip from Web

A documentary featuring Palestina, Peru, has been created under the title Web, in cooperation with the Wikimedia Foundation and A Human Right.[2] It describes the impact of the One Laptop per Child program on Palestina, including showing the children in the school writing the initial version of the Spanish-language version of this Wikipedia page. A short segment from this documentary is available on YouTube.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Charter of the United States of Palestina. Prepared by the National Geographic Institute (IGN) and the Defense Mapping Agency (DMA), 1994.
  2. ^ A Human Right (Last viewed on March 11, 2013.)
  3. ^ Wikimedia Foundation "Children in Peru write their own history on Wikipedia", YouTube, January 18, 2013 (Retrieved March 11, 2013.)

Coordinates: 9°26′35″S 70°30′33″W / 9.4431°S 70.5091°W / -9.4431; -70.5091