Gulf of Fonseca
Among the Republics of El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua the Pacific Ocean form the Gulf of Fonseca, discovered 1522, by the Chief Pilot Gil González de Ávila, Aborigines called this water inlet "Chorotegan", but its Spanish discoverer gave the present name in honor of Fray Juan Rodríguez de Fonseca, former Bishop of Burgos and president of the royal and supreme council of Indian.
Gulf Within the housing a volcanic archipelago, the main islands which are Zacate Grande, El Tigre, Gueguensi and Exposition, belonging to Honduras, Naked Rocks, Aislas, Los Farallones to Nicaragua, Meanguera, Meanguerita (Pirigallo), Conchaguita, Punta Zacate on Zacatillo, Martin Perez and other smaller to El Salvador.
The deeper entrance channel lies between the volcano and the islands Conchagua Conchaguita and Punta Zacate or Zacatillo, having 10 a 12 meters deep and can be traveled by deep draft vessels.
Legend, the English corsair Francis Drake buried his treasure on the island of Meanguera and some of them at the top Chiquirín in what is today the canton of hidden water, eight kilometers from La Union.
A century later, in 1782 English pirates plundered and burned the villages of Meanguera, on the island of the same name, and Tecapa and Conxagua in Conchaguita, which caused the Spanish government order, of the islands poblasen not so difficult to defend, Conchaguita still admire in the door of the church of Santa Ana Teak, built in the sixteenth century by the monks of the Order of San Francisco.
Conchagua's population was founded by the survivors of the destroyed villages Meanguera, Teak and Conxagua and whose colonial church built in 1693 in which folkloric presentations remain colorful and emotion as the Feast of San Sebastian (17 to the 20 January) danced the stories of the Moors and Christians, Apostle in Santiago (24 a 25 July) the story of Carlos V, Virgin and Traffic (15 August).
Union Township is now a center of economic development because it has been installed in this region one tuna cannery and exporter which dynamism in the area and is a source of jobs, likewise has been completed and has been put into operation the Port of Cutuco, and has opened a technical school specializing in tourism which offers the youth a chance with great projection academic preparation in the area, private enterprise has accompanied this dynamic and a major hotel group, has established a modern hotel in La Union and installed medium hotels with excellent services.
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