San Juan de Oriente

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San Juan de Oriente
Municipality
San Juan de Oriente is located in Nicaragua
San Juan de Oriente
San Juan de Oriente
Location in Nicaragua
Coordinates: 11°54′N 86°05′W / 11.900°N 86.083°W / 11.900; -86.083
Kintra  Nicaragua
Depairtment Masaya Depairtment
Area
 • Total 5.3 sq mi (13.8 km2)
Population (2008)
 • Total 3,738

San Juan de Oriente is a municipality in the Masaya depairtment o Nicaragua. It is ane o the "Pueblos Blancos" acause o the white colonial style kirks that it an the ither municipalities hae in Masaya.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality o San Juan de Oriente wis foondit in 1585. It wis cried San Juan de los Platos acause they made clay dishes tae be uised durin releegious festivals in the region. The Nicoya an Potosme tribes livit here an spoke the leid Nahuatl.

The colonial style kirk wis constructit in 1612 bi Gervasio Gallegos de Galacia an Juan de Bracamonte y Peñaranda.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

San Juan de Oriente is 45 km sooth o the Nicaraguan caipital Managua. It possesses shoreline alang Laguna de Apoyo a saltwatter volcanic lagoon.

Eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare are nae varsities in this smaw toun. It is hame tae ane preschuil, three primar schuils, an twa seicontar schuils.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Like maist o the depairtment o Masaya, the economy in San Juan de Oriente is hivily based aroond artisans. The specialty in San Juan de Oriente is ceramics. Many ceramic makers have studiet advanced methods in Spain an thare are several wi international accolades for their wirk. Styles range frae Precolumbian tae flora an fauna tae geometric.

Entertainment[eedit | eedit soorce]

San Juan de Oriente is a rather smaw toun wi limitit enterteenment options. Thare is a bar at the entrance that is popular wi the locals as well as a puil haw at the centre o toun.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aw o the bus routes tae an frae San Juan de Oriente can be foond at Mercado Roberto Huembes in Managua. San Juan de Oriente is approximately ane an a hauf oors bi bus in a ordinar route an ane oor in anexpress bus.

Fiestas Patronales[eedit | eedit soorce]

The patron saunt festival in San Juan de Oriente celebrates the birth o John the Baptist on the week o Juin 24. The celebration consists o mony processions wi statues o John the Baptist, firewirks, an maist famous o aw "chilillo" a dance/sport whaur twa "chinegros" uise dried bovine penises fashioned in the form o a saber complete wi leather handgaird tae whip their opponent. Efter a few seiconts somebody in the costume o a yegüita (mare) enters atween the twa fowk endin the bout. While nae winners or losers are declared, the haurd whippin does leave marks or scars.

Infrastructur an communication[eedit | eedit soorce]

Electricity is suppleed frae the Managuan pouer grid an is tharefore subject tae same blackoot problems that Managua haes.

Watter service is suppleed bi a plant athort the carretera in the municipality o Catarina. They tak turns wi watter access, thus each toun haes watter ivery ither day.

Conventional landline telephone is providit bi Enitel, the naitional telephone company. The twa cellphone companies in Nicaragua, Claro an Movistar, hae extensive coverage in San Juan de Oriente.

A new halth clinic wis completit in August 2006.

Ither commonties ("comarcas" or "valles") in the Municipality o San Juan de Oriente[eedit | eedit soorce]

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