Galeras, Sucre

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Galeras, Sucre
Municipality and town
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Location of the municipality and town of Galeras, Sucre in the Sucre Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Galeras, Sucre in the Sucre Department of Colombia.
Country  Colombia
Department Sucre Department
Government
 • Major Francisco Ramirez Mejía
Area
 • Total 326.1 km2 (125.9 sq mi)
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population
 • Total 17,202
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website http://www.galeras-sucre.gov.co

Galeras is a town and municipality located in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. The main economy activities are both agriculture and cattle raising.
Galeras is 50 km from Sincelejo (the main Sucre's City). It take 1 hour by car.

Geography[edit]

Political division[edit]

Galera is a municipality formed by five "corregimientos": Puerto Franco, Baraya, San Andrés de Palomo, San José de Rivera, Pueblo Nuevo Junín., and seventeen "veredas":Pueblo Nuevo II, Surban, Abre el Ojo, Mata de Guasimo, Palmital, Bleo, San Pelayo, Los Leones, El Jacinto, La Corocera, San Luís, El Pantanito, El Guamo, Los Abetos, Caña Seca, Mancomojan, Campo Ameno.

Culture[edit]

Every year in the year's first week its people enjoy the town's main party: El festival de la algarroba (The festival of algarroba). The Algarroba (Hymenaea courbaril (Caesalpinaceae)) is a tree that grows easily in Galeras.

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Coordinates: 9°10′N 75°03′W / 9.167°N 75.050°W / 9.167; -75.050