El Doncello is a town and municipality in Caquetá Department, Colombia with a population, according to a 2018 census, of 17,775.[1] There is evidence that it was first settled in the 1930s, but most large-scale official building occurred from the 1950s onwards. The immigrant families that first settled El Doncello came from various neighbouring regions and were mainly avoiding the monopolization of land in the country's centre; the colonization was more or less spontaneous, as there was no institution overseeing the process.

El Doncello
Municipality and town
Iglesia central de El Doncello.jpg
Flag of El Doncello
Official seal of El Doncello
Location of the municipality and town of El Doncello in the Caquetá Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of El Doncello in the Caquetá Department of Colombia.
Country Colombia
DepartmentCaquetá Department
Population
 (Census 2018[1])
 • Total17,775
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)

ReferencesEdit

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

Coordinates: 1°41′N 75°17′W / 1.683°N 75.283°W / 1.683; -75.283