Santiago de Veraguas
|Santiago de Veraguas|
Cathedral in Santiago de Veraguas
|Founded||July 25th, 1621|
|• Total||975 km2 (376 sq mi)|
|Elevation||101 m (331 ft)|
|• Density||91/km2 (240/sq mi)|
Santiago de Veraguas (Spanish pronunciation:
Santiago was founded by the people of
Santiago did not exist in 1606 when the Bishop of
Nor does the poor mapping made by Lorenzo del Salto, dated 1620.
The 2930 manuscript of the National Library in Madrid clearly states that Santiago existed in 1621 (folio 159 r °) which corroborates the hypothesis that its foundation must have taken place or in the late 16th century or the early 17th century. Dr. Alberto Osorio Osorio: Colonial Santiago de Veraguas, Panama 1989, 83 p
The chronicler Juan Diez De La Calle in his "Collection of Documents of the Civil and Ecclesiastical History of America", states that the "city of Santiago de Veragua was founded on October 23, 1621."
The writer gave an account where they made known Indian cities and towns of the kingdom of Tierra Firme. Other evidence about the existence of the old city of Santiago, as it is called in contemporary documents providing information about his transfer in 1637, come from other valuable references and unpublished documents.
So there are two well-defined moments in the pages of the story of Santiago, the city of Santiago de Veragua the old October 23, 1621 and the new 1637.
Upon termination definitely the Court of the Audiencia of Panama by the Royal Decree of June 20, 1751, the country was ruled by a military government under the name of General Command of the mainland, which included the province of Veraguas.
On November 28, 1821 was proclaimed in Panama City, Panama Independence from Spain, on 4 December of that same year in the city of Santiago was proclaimed the Independence of the Veraguas province of Spanish power.
On November 9, 1903 at 3:30 pm, in the city, signed the Act of Accession to the separation of Panama from Colombia.