Puerto Boyacá

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Puerto Boyacá
Municipality and town
Flag of Puerto Boyacá
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Official seal of Puerto Boyacá
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Location of the municipality and town of Puerto Boyacá in the Boyacá Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Puerto Boyacá in the Boyacá Department of Colombia.
Puerto Boyacá is located in Colombia
Puerto Boyacá
Puerto Boyacá
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 5°58′41″N 74°35′23″W / 5.97806°N 74.58972°W / 5.97806; -74.58972
Country  Colombia
Department Boyacá Department
Province Boyacá Special Handling Zone
Founded December 14, 1957
Government
 • Mayor Fernando Rubio López
Area
 • Total 1,472 km2 (568 sq mi)
Elevation 145 m (476 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 43,673
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Demonym Puertoboyacense
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Postal code 152201-19
Area code(s) 57 + 8
Website Official website (Spanish)

Puerto Boyacá is a Colombian river-port town and municipality by the Magdalena River in the Boyacá Department, where is also considered a Special Handling Zone due to its port status. Its main industries are oil exploration and processing. In the 1980s and early 1990s Puerto Boyacá was affected intensively by the Colombian Armed Conflict.

Borders[edit]

  • North with Bolívar, Santander Department
  • West Magdalena river with separate of Puerto Berrío, Puerto Nare, Puerto Triunfo and Sonson municipalities of Antioquia Department
  • South with Puerto Salgar and Yacopí municipalities of Cundinamarca Department
  • East Municipality of Otanche (Boyacá department)

Another Facts[edit]

  • Market Day: Sunday
  • Distance from Tunja: 373 km
  • Elevation: 150 m
  • Extensión: 1472 km²
  • Median temperature: 32 °C
  • Demonym: Puerto Boyacenses

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Coordinates: 6°00′N 74°25′W / 6.000°N 74.417°W / 6.000; -74.417