Chibolo

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Chibolo
town
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Location of the municipality and town of Chibolo in the Department of Magdalena.
Location of the municipality and town of Chibolo in the Department of Magdalena.
Country Colombia
Region Caribbean
Department Magdalena
Foundation 1820
Population (2005)
 • Total 16,018
  [1]
Website
www.chibolo-magdalena.gov.co

Chibolo (sometimes spelled Chivolo) is a town and municipality of the Colombian Department of Magdalena. Chibolo was founded in 1820 and became a municipality on March 8, 1974. Its economy is based on Farming, but also attracts by having a historic church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria (Iglesia Santa Catalina de Alejandría) and the Santa Catalina Plaza (Saint Catherine Plaza). Chibolo celebrated Carnivals, the Christian Holy week, Day of Maria Auxiliadora every May 24, Virgen del Carmen, Saint Judas Thaddeus, town celebration of Saint Catherine of Alexandria on December 25.

  • Population [1]: 18,584
    • Rural: 7,614
    • Urban: 10, 970
  • Area: 528 km².
    • Elevation: 26 meters, with higher elevation reaching less than 100 meters
    • Physical characteristics: river valleys and some small hills.
  • Agriculture: Livestock raising, yuca, and corn
  • Points of interest:
    • Church of Santa Catalina de Alejandría
    • Los Pocitos (Lloradera)
    • Plaza de Santa Catalina.
    • Quebrado la Chimicuica

Corregimientos[edit]

  • La China
  • La Estrella
  • Pueblo Nuevo

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Coordinates: 10°01′34″N 74°37′16″W / 10.02611°N 74.62111°W / 10.02611; -74.62111