El Coco, Panamá Oeste

El Coco is a township (corregimiento) located in Panama Oeste Province, Republic of Panama, and is part of the populous district of La Chorrera. It had a population of 19,603 inhabitants as of 2010 and is part of the metropolitan area of Panama City.

El Coco
Location in La Chorrera District
Location in La Chorrera District
El Coco is located in Panama
El Coco
El Coco
Coordinates: 8°53′00″N 79°50′00″W / 8.8834°N 79.8332°W / 8.8834; -79.8332
Country Panama
ProvincePanamá Oeste
DistrictLa Chorrera
 • Land13.9 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
 • Total19,603
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)

Creation Edit

In 1909 for management promoted by Mayor Baldomero Gonzalez, by Decision No 11 of 14 November 1909 and was president of the Municipal Council Jose De La Rosa Veces was founded nine townships, one of which was El Coco y La Laguna, then composed by Potrero Grande, La Doradilla, El Coco (seat), El Espino, Cerro Negro and El Guayabo.

In 1927, by resolution No. 10 of June 2 were established 12 districts, and appears a second time El Coco with the same name with a correction in their council areas as well: La Doradilla, Perdiz, La Laguna, Cerro Negro, Potrero Grande, Raudal and Aguacate.

Name Edit

According to indicate the name of the jurisdiction stems from the abundance of coconut trees that were in the area. Others on the other hand indicate that in the early formation of this district there were many Indians who were called "coconut" as a synonym for "Cholo".

History Edit

This jurisdiction experienced an accelerated expansion during the past decade, mainly due to the action of people who occupied through informal processes and self, areas of the west to Loma Acosta. However, with the new direction of development to the east, is projected slower development in El Coco, with the addition of new areas of low density.

Demographics Edit

In the 2010 census, El Coco recorded a population of 19,603. It recorded a population of 7,767 in 1990 and 14,167 in 2000.[1]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c "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.