Cocorná

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Cocorná
Municipality
Flag of Cocorná
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Location of the municipality of Cocorná in the Antioquia Department
Location of the municipality of Cocorná in the Antioquia Department
Cocorná is located in Colombia
Cocorná
Cocorná
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 6°3′25″N 75°11′7″W / 6.05694°N 75.18528°W / 6.05694; -75.18528Coordinates: 6°3′25″N 75°11′7″W / 6.05694°N 75.18528°W / 6.05694; -75.18528
Country  Colombia
Region Andean Region
Department Antioquia Department
Subregion Eastern
Government
 • Alcalde Hector Duque Ramirez
Area
 • Total 210 km2 (80 sq mi)
Elevation 1,300 m (4,300 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 21,552
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Website www.cocorna-antioquia.gov.co

Cocorná is a municipality in the Colombian department of Antioquia. Part of the subregion of Eastern Antioquia.

Geography[edit]

It has an extension of 210 km², with a mountainous territory, with great extensions of forest, and with many important rivers. La extención, medida con planimetro por la Oficina de Planeación Departamental cuando se separo San Francisco, es de 257.5 km². La extención, medida en Cornare, sin definir los problemas limítrofes es de 257 km². Estos datos son más verídicos pues quienes dicen que la extención es de 210 km² se basan en una simple resta del área inicial de 1050 km² menos las área segregadas desde 1853.

Economy[edit]

Roads[edit]

Is 90 km away from Medellín, 1 hour and a half in car, by an excellent road. It also has roads to the Corregimiento La Piñuela, and the municipalities of San Francisco and Granada.

Tourism[edit]

Cocorná has been since the 1980s a touristic place for many people, and since 2006, the government, believing in the all the potential Cocorná has for it, has been sponsoring economical investments in the area.

New hotels, and many projects that involve new jobs, are the result of that.

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Rivers where people can practice fishing, or simply enjoy the natural pools formatted by the river
  • Water Falls there are many and very near to the municipality
  • Forest very well conserved
  • Landscape