Location of the municipality of Alejandría in the Antioquia Department
Alejandría (Spanish for the name Alexandria) is a municipality in the Antioquia Department, Colombia. Part of the subregion of Eastern Antioquia. Bordered to the north with the municipalities of Concepción, Santo Domingo and San Roque, on the east by the municipality of San Rafael, on the south by the municipalities of San Rafael and Guatapé, and on the west by the municipalities of El Penol and Concepción. Its capital is 90 kilometers from the city of Medellin, the capital of Antioquia department. The municipality has an area of 149 km ².
As is the case with much of eastern Antioquia, what is today Alejandria was originally inhabited by the Tahamí people.
Alejandria was founded by Don Alejandro Osorio, Mrs. Procesa Delgado, Don Salvador Cordoba and Mr. Climaco Jaramillo in 1886. By 1889 were erected the village to the township of the municipality category of Guatapé by agreement of February 20 that year.
Unlike what happened with almost all the municipalities of Antioquia, which were created by orders from departmental entities, the creation of Alejandria as a municipality was inititate by presidential decree from Bogota. President Reyes agreed to the requests, and by decree 304 of March 1907, created the town of Alejandria.
- Foundation: 1886
- Erection in Municipality: Decree 304 of 1907
- Founders:Alejandro Osorio, Procesa Delgado, Salvador Cordova and Climaco Jaramillo
- Appeals: The Pearl of Nare.
- Height above sea level: 1650.
- Temperature: 20 °C.
- Inhabitants: Alejandrinos, (Alexandrine)
Alejandria is divided into 15 sidewalks:
- El Carbón
- El Cerro
- El Popo
- El Respaldo
- La Inmaculada
- La Pava
- San José
- San Lorenzo
- San Miguel
- San Pedro
- San Antonio
Neighborhood of Alejandría (Urban Zone)
- Mirador del Nare
- La Bomba
- San Pedro
- La cruz
Population Total: 4.688 inhabitants. (2009)
- Urban population: 2.592
- Rural population: 2.096
Literacy: 99.4% (2005)
- Urban Zone: 99.6%
- Rural Zone: 99.0%
It has multiple access roads from Medellin city to the municipality of Alejandria:
- Route Medellin - Guarne - Marinilla - Penol - Guatape - Alejandria, with uncovered stretch of road about 20 km from Guatape.
- Route Medellin - Guarne - Marinilla - Penol - Guatape Alejandria-San Rafael: uncovered section of track with about 25 km from San Rafael.
- Route Medellin - Barbosa - Concepcion - Alejandria, with uncovered stretch of road about 42 km from Barbosa.
- Route Medellin - Barbosa - Molino Viejo - Santo Domingo - Alejandria uncovered section of track with about 25 km from Santo Domingo.
- Route Medellin - Guarne - San Vicente - Concepcion - Alejandria unpaved stretch of road with about 40 km from San Vicente.
- Agriculture coffee, cane, fique beans
- Livestock of up and Milk
- Mining: gold, silver
- Industry Clothing
- Tourism fishing, hiking, horseback riding, river rides
- Production of hydroelectric.
- Celebrations of sympathy. First week of January. They are the traditional celebrations of the municipality, and exposes them the joy of the Alexandrians.
- Easter. We live the religious festival of Catholicism, and the municipality are carried out plays, and religious processions.
- Departmental abut Bands. Each year in March, takes place in the municipality, a musical encounter with different bands of the department.
- May 1. Sports activities are held
- Corpus Christi. With religious shrines through the streets of the town is celebrating this religious festival.
- celebrations of the Virgen del Carmen, July 16. This religious festival is celebrated with parades and pageants.
- Feast of the Antioquenidad, on August 11. Artistic representations are made about the culture paisa.
- Theatre Festival, Month of August
- Patron Saint Peter of Alejandria, November 22. It parades and other religious activities.
- Holidays. Christmas novenas are performed, musical concerts, and other activities.
Sites of interest
- Reservoir s of San Lorenzo and El Penol-Guatape
- River Nare, with many attractions such as Natural pools, meadows, and fishing sabaleta
- cataract Bridal Veil and springs, located 5 km of the head on the sidewalk Swirl
- cataract Sabina, located 3 miles from the trail head in the Whirlwind, imposing waterfall of 60 m high
- River Nudillales, with sites for the enjoyment of fishing and bathing
- Nudillales Spa, located in the Centenario neighborhood, has natural pools, and areas suitable for camping trips and pot.
- Height Combo
- Nature Reserve San Lorenzo
- River Piedras
- Island of Los Monsalve
- Lake the Perucho
Historical and artistic heritage
- Bridge Nudillales located 0.5 km in the header. The appeal of this site are the pools for swimming
- Bridge of Purgatory, located 12 kilometers from the head on the sidewalk Swirl. The attraction of this site is the bridge for its antiquity and former obligatory step of communication with the northeast and gold transport
- Church of St. Peter of Alejandria. In 1884 he created the first chapel
- Former home of Alejandro Osorio, founder of the municipality.
- Bridge of Sirpe
- Library Municipal Alejandro Osorio, where there is a photographic record of the history of the town.
- Museum school of music.
- Park principal
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