Calamar, Bolívar

Calamar is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia. The town is situated on the Magdalena River at the entrance of the Canal del Dique.

Calamar
Municipality and town
Flag of Calamar
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Location of the municipality and town of Calamar in the Bolívar Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Calamar in the Bolívar Department of Colombia
Calamar is located in Colombia
Calamar
Calamar
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 10°15′0″N 74°54′57″W / 10.25000°N 74.91583°W / 10.25000; -74.91583
Country Colombia
DepartmentFlag of Bolívar (Colombia).svg Bolívar Department
Population
 (Census 2018[1])
 • Total22,202

Calamar was founded in the republican period, under the government of the general Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera . The first inhabitants arrived in the year 1840, settled in the site that today is called Calamar (initially denominated Gamarra), in an extensive plain between the swamp of the Blacks and the Grande river of the Magdalena.

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  1. ^ "Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2018" (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 April 2020.