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Cerro Punta

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Cerro Punta is a city and corregimiento in Tierras Altas District, Chiriquí Province, Panama. Cerro Punta is located in Panama's western highlands at an altitude is 6,500 feet (2,000 metres), just south of the Continental Divide. Many of the inhabitants of the village and the surrounding areas are indigenous Native Americans. The climate, like the rest of Panama, is tropical with a short dry season and rainy season that extends about 9 – 10 months of the year. Night time temperatures are often cool due to Cerro Punta's relatively high elevation. During the 1970s much of the land was used for cultivating strawberries; households also maintained small mixed-vegetable gardens. The village can be reached by traveling north from the Pan-American highway.ToponymyCerro Punta is named after a hill with that forms which is the highest point of the village at 2300 meters. The original name Cerro de Punta, original name is credited to the Chircana poet Caval Beatriz Miranda, who taught grade school in Cerro Punta. In the 1940s in a meeting to choose the name of the town said: "Cerro Punta your name is written in your mountains."GeographyCerro Punta has a fairly rugged terrain, with small plains, where most people live. Outside the main area of the city the houses are widely spaced and the surrounding area is cultivated.Chiriqui is the most mountainous and highest district in Panama.VillasThe township is divided into villas, The Miranda, Guadalupe, Las Nubes, and Bajo Grande, all of which are situated above 2,000 meters.Average annual temperatures range between 10 °C and 15 °CFrost snow in cropsHave been recorded minimum temperatures of 0 °C to -1 °C. The minimum temperatures are not welcome by the community in cases of hail because it is a purely agricultural village and hailstorms cause this phenomenon which causes damage to crops such as potatoes, lettuce, coffee and others.
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