Cojutepeque (inglés)

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Cojutepeque is the capital city of El Salvador's Cuscatlán department. It also serves as the administrative centre for thesurrounding municipality of Cojutepeque. Its population is estimated at 70,000 people with about 85% living in the urban areas of the municipality.
The Pan-American Highway connects Cojutepeque with SanSalvador 33 km away.
Its height is 850 meters above sea level; it enjoys a pleasant climate. Its nickname is "City of the Mists."
The name Cojutepeque is derived from the Nahuatl words for“place [or peak] of turkeys.” It received the title of city in 1846. The ancient churches of San Juan Degollado, San José and San Sebastián can be found in the city. Cojutepeque's patron saint is SaintSebastian, and there is a fair in honor of Saint John the Baptist.
Cereals, sugarcane, loaf-sugar, panela, and fruit are cultivated and grown here, and local industries include the manufacture ofhats made out of palm-fronds. The sausages of Cojutepeque (los chorizos de Cojutepeque) are known throughout El Salvador.
The football club Cojutepeque F.C. is based here.
Its principal touristattraction is Cerro de las Pavas, from which the lake of Ilopango, the volcano of San Vicente, and the Valley of Jiboa can be seen.[
Cerro de lasPavas
The peak known as Cerro de las Pavas can be reached via two roads from Cojutepeque: one for cars, the other a zigzagging path for pedestrians.[1]
In 1924, Governor Fidel Novoa began animprovement program for the peak and built the park known as Parque de Montaña. During the administration of President Oscar Osorio, the pathways leading to the peak were improved thanks to the effortsof the poet Raúl Contreras.
There is a grotto on the peak that displays an image of the Our Lady of Fátima. A pilgrimage to this grotto occurs in May and is a major religious festival in El...
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