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Nombre de Dios (Spanish: "Name of God") is a town on the Atlantic coast of Panama, near the mouth of the Río Chagres. The term God is capitalized in the English language as a proper noun when used to refer to a specific monotheistic concept of a Supreme Being in accordance with Christian, Jewish (sometimes as G-d - cf. ... The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ...


Founded as a Spanish colony in 1510 by Diego de Nicuesa, it was the first European settlement on the Isthmus of Panama. Originally a major port of call for the Spanish treasure fleet, Nombre de Dios was situated near an unhealthy swamp, and was nearly impossible to fortify. Francis Drake sacked the colony in June of 1572, and ambushed the Silver Train, a mule convoy carrying a fortune in precious metals, March of the next year. Spanish conquest and colonization of the Americas began with the arrival in America of Christopher Columbus in 1492. ... Events Conquest of Pskov by Grand Prince Vasili III of Muscovy. ... Diego de Nicuesa was a Spanish conquistador and explorer. ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... The Isthmus of Panama is the narrow strip of land between the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean which links North America and South America. ... Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the Spanish treasure fleets brought the wealth of the Spanish colonies in Central and South America to Spain, in the form of silver, gold, gems, spices, cocoa and other exotic goods. ... A freshwater swamp This article is about the wetland type (a landform). ... Nakhal Fort, one of the best-preserved forts in Oman. ... Sir Francis Drake, c. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... Events January 16 - Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. ... A precious metal is a rare metallic element of high, durable economic value. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Events January - articles of Warsaw Confederation signed, sanctioning religious freedom in Poland. ...


By the 17th century Nombre de Dios had been all but abandoned by the Spanish, and its importance to the treasure fleets had been surpassed by Puerto Bello. The town still exists today, though it is nowhere near as large as it was in the 16th century. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Portobelo (formerly Puerto Bello) is a port in Panama. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ...


Prior to the construction of the Panama Canal, Nombre de Dios was the starting point of a series of rivers and paths by which ships could cross from the Caribbean to the Pacific Ocean. Satellite image of the Panama Canal NASA image of the Panama canal The Panama Canal is a canal 82 km (51 mi) long that cuts through the isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in Central America. ... The Murray River in Australia. ... Italian ship-rigged vessel Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft, sometimes with multiple decks. ... ...


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Playa Damas Project (483 words)
Nombre de Dios is a small village located on the Atlantic coast of Panamá, in the Province of Colón down the coast form Portobelo.
The settlement of Nombre de Dios was re-established by Diego de Albites in 1519, and connected by a trail through the isthmus to the city of Panamá, established on the Pacific Coast in the same year by Pedro Arias de Avila.
Today Nombre de Dios is a charming small village with a laid-back atmosphere and a beautiful landscape, with the tropical forest descending from the mountains into the bay.
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