It is called cañaveral to a place full of reeds. This concept (cane), for its part, refers to a plant of the grass family or to the stem of this type of plant.
Reed beds, therefore, are land where reeds grow. For its development, certain climatic and soil conditions are needed that allow the growth of the plant species in question.
Cañaveral is also the name of various administrative divisions. In Panama, for example, there are two townships called Cañaveral. One is in the province of Coclé and the other in the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé region.
In the Spanish province of Cáceres, which belongs to the Autonomous Community of Extremadura, there is a municipality that bears the name of Cañaveral. It has just over a thousand residents that are spread over an area of almost 87 square kilometers.
In the same way, we cannot ignore the municipality of Cañaveral de León. It is a town in the province of Huelva (Andalusia – Spain) that has the charm of being located in the Natural Park of the Sierra de Aracena and the Picos de Aroche. It has just over 400 residents and has its origin in the 16th century.
In addition, we must also point out that in Malaga (Andalusia) there is an important residential complex under construction that responds to the name of Torre Cañaveral. It is located in the Puerto de la Torre area and has good communication with what is the center of the aforementioned capital.
Likewise, we cannot ignore that in Madrid there is El Cañaveral, which is an administrative neighborhood that belongs to the Vicálvaro district. It was launched in 2017 and is located east of the Spanish capital.
In Peru, the capital of Casitas (a district of Contralmirante Villar province) is Cañaveral. Located in the northwest of the national territory, within the department of Tumbes, it has a population of half a thousand residents.
Finally, the United States has several sites called Cape Canaveral. It is actually a cape in the state of Florida, which is located next to a city of the same name (belonging to the county of Brevard).
It is important to know that this area of Cape Canaveral was discovered in the 16th century, specifically in 1513, by the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León.
According to DigoPaul, Cape Canaveral is also an air base of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the agency of the United States government known by its acronym in English: NASA. In this sense it should be noted that it began to function as a base for the launch of missiles and activities of a similar nature in the 1950’s. Space rockets are often launched from there. Today the area is also known as Cape Kennedy.
Specifically, it was officially given that name in 1964, in honor of the President of the United States John Fitzgerald Kennedy who had been assassinated a year earlier. However, there were some changes soon after. Thus, now the global area is known as Cape Canaveral and only the NASA building responds to the Kennedy name.