Campo de la Cruz

Campo de la Cruz (Spanish for "field [or countryside] of the cross") is a municipality and a town in the Colombian department of Atlántico. It is the fifth most populated town in the Department and is situated on the west bank of the Magdalena river and at the southern part of the Department of Atlántico. By road, Campo de la Cruz is located 80 km to the south of Barranquilla. Originally a fishing village, it was formally founded in the 17th century during the colonial period as 'Puerto Real de la Cruz'. Once the town gained independence from the Spanish Empire, the name was changed to its current denomination, Campo de la Cruz. During the colonial time and the early republican period it was a small but still important fluvial port.

Campo de la Cruz

Real de la Cruz
Municipality and town
Flag of Campo de la Cruz
Flag
Official seal of Campo de la Cruz
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Campo de la Cruz in the Atlántico Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Campo de la Cruz in the Atlántico Department of Colombia
Coordinates: 10°22′40″N 74°52′53″W / 10.37778°N 74.88139°W / 10.37778; -74.88139Coordinates: 10°22′40″N 74°52′53″W / 10.37778°N 74.88139°W / 10.37778; -74.88139
Country Colombia
DepartmentAtlántico Department
Government
 • MayorRichard Jose Gomez Martinez (Liberal Party)[1]
Area
 • Total105 km2 (41 sq mi)
Population
 (Census 2018[3])
 • Total22,810
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) National Registry of the Civil State: 2007 regional election results[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Municipalities of Colombia". statoids. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2018" (in Spanish). DANE. Retrieved 28 April 2020.

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