Sabanalarga, Atlántico

Sabanalarga (Spanish pronunciation: [saβanaˈlaɾɣa], Spanish for Large Plains) is a municipality in the Atlántico Department, Colombia. Founded in 1620 by Lucas Dionisio Tesillo y Diego and Marceliano de Jesús Almanza. Became a municipality in 1680.

Sabanalarga
Municipality and town
Flag of Sabanalarga
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Location of the municipality and town of Sabanalarga, Atlántico in the Atlántico Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Sabanalarga, Atlántico in the Atlántico Department of Colombia
Sabanalarga is located in Colombia
Sabanalarga
Sabanalarga
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 10°37′52″N 74°55′16″W / 10.63111°N 74.92111°W / 10.63111; -74.92111
Country Colombia
DepartmentAtlántico Department
Founded1620
Incorporated1833
Government
 • MayorRoberto Carlos León Peña
Area
 • Total399 km2 (154 sq mi)
Elevation
87 m (285 ft)
Population
 (2019)[1]
 • Total102,334
 • Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Sabanalarguero
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
Area code(s)57 + 3
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

GeographyEdit

Sabanalarga is located in the middle of the Atlántico Department, Sabanalarga is surrounded to the North by the municipalities of Usiacurí, Baranoa and Polonuevo; to the East by the municipality of Ponedera; to the South by the municipalities of Candelaria and Manatí; to the Southwest with the municipality of Repelón and to the West with the municipalities of Luruaco and Piojó.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estimaciones de Población 1985 - 2005 y Proyecciones de Población 2005 - 2020 Total Municipal por Área (estimate)". DANE. Retrieved 20 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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Coordinates: 6°51′N 75°49′W / 6.850°N 75.817°W / 6.850; -75.817