Fundación is a town and municipality of the Colombian Department of Magdalena. Its people are known as Fundanenses. The primary economic activity is livestock-raising, for production of both meat and milk. Other crops are: corn, yuca, oranges, bananas, beans, sesame, sorghum, rice, tomatoes, and tobacco. There is also artisanal fishing.
Location of the municipality and town of Fundación in the Department of Magdalena.
|• Mayor||Mallath Martinez|
|• Total||922 km2 (356 sq mi)|
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||90/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||57 +5|
|Website||Official website (in Spanish)|
Physically, the area of Fundación consists of river valley, flood plain and some low-lying hills. The municipio is bounded on the north by Aracataca, on the east by Bosconia, on the south by Chibolo, and, on the west by Pivijay, Sabanas de San Angel, and Algarrobo. The town is crossed by the Fundación River.
The town came to international prominence on 18 May 2014 when a school bus caught fire at the local Pentecostal Church. Thirty two children who had just attended a church service died in the fire.
- Population: 82, 532
- Elevation: 45 meters
- Area: 922 km².
Points of interestEdit
- Bridge over the Fundación River
- Chapel of the Holy Family College
- Church of Our Lord of Miracles
- Church of Maria Auxiliadora
- Fountain of the Barrio Vera Judith
- Los Varones Park
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- DANE 2005 Census: Fundación (in Spanish)
- "Colombia school bus catches fire, dozens of children killed". Herald Globe. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
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