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Chitre

Chitré is a city and county, the capital of the Panamanian province of Herrera. with a population of 9,092 as of 2010 but in its metropolitan area its has a population of 80,000 inhabitants. It is also the seat of Chitré District. Chitré is located about 7 km inland from the Gulf of Panama on the Azuero Peninsula. The name Chitré comes from the native tribe Chitra. In the city, there is a district, also called Chitré, which is subdivided into five corregimientos. The corregimientos are San Juan Bautista, Llano Bonito, Monagrillo, La Arena and Chitré.HistoryChitré was founded on October 19, 1848 as a parochial district . The Provincial Chamber of Panama ordered in their Article 1, inscription 4 to organize Chitre as a Parroquial District, in the County of Los Santos, this district was to include the towns of Chitré, Monagrillo and La Arena, separate from Los Santos District. Chitré's founders are said to be Ventura Solís, Matías Rodríguez, José Ríos, José María Benavidez, Ildelfonso Pérez, Blas Tello, Eugenio Barrera, José Burgos, and Carlos Rodríguez.When Herrera Province was created in 1915, Chitré was named its capital. In 1941, during the presidency of Arnulfo Arias Madrid, Herrera Province was joined with Los Santos Province, with Chitré as the joint province's capital. During the presidency of Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia the two provinces were again separated, with Chitré as the provincial capital of Herrera.
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Where to stay in Chitre

The center of Chitre serves as the best place to look for accommodations, with the majority of options lining the main drag, Route 2. Along this main road--especially in the area surrounding Parque Union--you can choose from a selection of budget and mid-range hotels located just a stone's throw from the best attractions in town.
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