ASK A QUESTION What is the appropriate english translation for the city"Punta Gorda"?
I need to know the meaning of "Punta Gorda", the city in Florida. I see "point" and "fat"; there has to be a different interpretation, especially since there is a Punta Gorda in Brasil. HELP?
Well, "a point" in geography is a headland or a high point of land that projects out into the sea or other body of water. "Gordo" can mean fat or thick or, in this case, wide might be a nice translation. I would say "Wide Point" or "Fat Point."
Gorda can also imply "important", and in this case the translation is "important point". Hope that helps!
Since we have a vacation home in Punta Gorda we ''locals'' teasingly call it ''fat point''.
When you look at the map, you will see it is a very broad or wide point. Local history confirms the ''broad point'' definition.
It also means tri-tip, in case you see it on a menu and don't want to be a cannibal eating the locals.