Nuquí

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Nuquí
Municipality and town
Location of the municipality and town of Nuquí in the Chocó Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Nuquí in the Chocó Department of Colombia.
Country  Colombia
Department Chocó Department
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

Nuquí is a municipality and town in the Chocó Department, Colombia. The municipality of Nuquí is located in the department of Chocó in the Western part of Colombia between the mountaineous area of Baudó and the Pacific Ocean. Nuquí has a great ethnic and cultural diversity as well as a big variety of flora and fauna. Nuquí has 8.096 inhabitants, 3095 of which living in the municipal capital. The mayority of the population are Afro-Colombians, another part of the population is represented by members of indigenous tribes. Nuquí was founded as a municipality in 1915, before it was a sub-division of the municipality Valle, Chocó. [1]

Villages of the municipality of Nuquí[edit]

  • Arusí (Touristic)
  • Coquí (Touristic)
  • Joví (Touristic)
  • Jurubirá
  • Panguí
  • Termales (Touristic)
  • Tribugá

Economy[edit]

  • Fishing
  • Small-scale livestock farming and agriculture (banana, rice, cacao, mais, coconut, yuca and other tubers).
  • Tourism: Ecotourism and community-based tourism

Touristic sites[edit]

  • Hot springs of Termales
  • Beaches of Coqui and Termales
  • Mangrove forests of Coquí for tours in canoes
  • River of Joví for river tours
  • Guachalito
  • Surfing zones: Playa Olímpica, Guachalito near Terquito beach

References[edit]

  1. ^ [El municipio de Nuquí se localiza en el departamento del Chocó al occidente de Colombia entre la serranía del Baudó y el océano Pacífico. Nuquí posee gran diversidad étnica, cultural y una gran variedad de fauna y flora. la temperatura promedio de Nuquí oscila entre los 28 y 30 grados centígrados. Nuquí cuenta con 8.096 habitantes. 3095 corresponden a la cabecera Municipal, en la zona urbana hay 2679 y 1592 de las comunidades Indígenas. la mayor parte de su población está conformada por Afro colombianos. Nuquí empezó a ser municipio en 1915, antes era un corregimiento del municipio del Valle Chocó. "Alcaldía de Nuquí - Chocó"] Check |url= scheme (help). Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

Coordinates: 5°43′N 77°16′W / 5.717°N 77.267°W / 5.717; -77.267