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Mocoa (Spanish pronunciation: [moˈko.a]) is a municipality and capital city of the department of Putumayo in Colombia.

Mocoa
City
Plaza Central Mocoa in 2013
Plaza Central Mocoa in 2013
Flag of Mocoa
Flag
Official seal of Mocoa
Seal
Nickname(s): 
The Head of Putumayo
Location of the town and municipality of Mocoa in Putumayo Department.
Location of the town and municipality of Mocoa in Putumayo Department.
Coordinates: 1°09′0″N 76°38′51″W / 1.15000°N 76.64750°W / 1.15000; -76.64750Coordinates: 1°09′0″N 76°38′51″W / 1.15000°N 76.64750°W / 1.15000; -76.64750
Country Colombia
RegionAmazonía Region
Department Putumayo
FoundationMarch 6, 1551
Government
 • MayorJose Antonio Castro
Area
 • Total1,030 km2 (400 sq mi)
Elevation
604 m (1,982 ft)
Population
 • Total36,187
 • Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05 (Eastern Time Zone)

The city is located in the northwest of the Putumayo department. The municipality borders the departments of Nariño to the west and Cauca to the north.

On March 31, 2017, mudslides in Mocoa left more than 254[1] people dead, and hundreds missing.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brodzinsky, Sibylla (2017-04-02). "Colombia landslide leaves at least 254 dead and hundreds missing". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-04-03.
  2. ^ Brocchetto, Marilia; Ramos, Fernando; Sanchez, Ray. "Mudslides kill more than 200 people in Colombia". CNN. Retrieved 1 April 2017.

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