Antonio Nariño, Bogotá
San Antonio de Padua Church
Location of the locality in the city of Bogotá
Location of the locality in the Capital District of Bogotá
|• Total||4.88 km2 (1.88 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,600 m (8,500 ft)|
|• Density||25,000/km2 (63,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)|
Antonio Nariño is the 15th locality of Bogotá, capital of Colombia. It is located in the south of the city. This district is mostly inhabited by lower middle and working class residents. The locality is named after an early Colombian leader, Antonio Nariño, who is often referred to as the precursor to the presidency.
- North: Autopista Sur, Calle 8 Sur and Avenida Primera, with the localities of Puente Aranda and Los Mártires
- South: Avenida Primero de Mayo, with the locality of Rafael Uribe Uribe
- East: Carrera 10ª, with the locality of San Cristóbal
- West: Calle 44 Sur, with the locality of Tunjuelito
The locality had several rivers that have been transformed into canals flowing into the Fucha River. It has several parks. There is one major commercial sector in the Restrepo neighborhood, with the balance of the locality consisting of residential areas with small stores and churches.
The topography of the locality is mainly flat, as it is located on the Bogotá savanna.
During the 19th century, the territory belonged to the rule of Muequetá, as part of the Muisca Confederation. Large estates, located on the shores of the rivers that crossed it, were built by the Spanish after the conquest. The process of urbanization started in 1920, and was completed over the following 50 years. It was separated as a locality in 1991. The majority of the locality contains estrato 3 residential areas.
The Restrepo area is located on Carrera 24 until the Avenida Primero de Mayo, which is the largest commercial area of the locality. A large number of small companies are located here, with the production of low-cost, high-quality shoes among the most notable of industries.
Main neighborhoods are Restrepo, Policarpa Salavarrieta, Luna Park, Villa Mayor, Eduardo Freí, San Antonio, Caracas, Ciudad Berna, Ciudad Jardín, La Fragua, Eduardo Santos, and Santander.
- (in Spanish) Population 2007 – DANE
- (in Spanish) Official site of the locality
- (in Spanish) National University of Colombia site about Antonio Nariño