Antonio Nariño, Bogotá

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Antonio Nariño
Locality of Bogotá
San Antonio de Padua Church
San Antonio de Padua Church
Location of the locality in the city of Bogotá
Location of the locality in the city of Bogotá
Location of the locality in the Capital District of Bogotá
Location of the locality in the Capital District of Bogotá
Coordinates: 4°35′03″N 74°06′47″W / 4.58417°N 74.11306°W / 4.58417; -74.11306Coordinates: 4°35′03″N 74°06′47″W / 4.58417°N 74.11306°W / 4.58417; -74.11306
Country  Colombia
City Bogotá D.C.
Neighbourhoods Restrepo (Bogotá)
Area
 • Total 4.88 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Elevation 2,600 m (8,500 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 119,565
 • Density 25,000/km2 (63,000/sq mi)
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

Antonio Nariño is the 15th locality of Bogotá, capital of Colombia. It is located in the southern part of the city. The locality is named after an early Colombian leader, Antonio Nariño, who is often referred to as the precursor to the presidency.

General information[edit]

Borders[edit]

Hydrology[edit]

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.

Topography[edit]

The topography of the locality is mainly flat, as it is located on the Bogotá savanna.

Transportation[edit]

The mass transport system of Bogotá, TransMilenio, runs on Avenida Caracas (Restrepo and Fucha stations) and Autopista Sur. Other buses serve Avenida Primera, Primero de Mayo, and Carrera 10.

History[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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.

Neighborhoods[edit]

Main neighborhoods are Restrepo, Policarpa Salavarrieta, Luna Park, Villa Mayor, Eduardo Freí, San Antonio, Caracas, Ciudad Berna, Ciudad Jardín, La Fragua, and Santander.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Population 2007 - DANE

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