El Banco, Magdalena

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El Banco
Municipality
View from the river
View from the river
Flag of El Banco
Flag
Coat of arms of El Banco
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Imperial City of Cumbia
Location of El Banco
Coordinates: 8°59′54″N 73°58′29″W / 8.99833°N 73.97472°W / 8.99833; -73.97472Coordinates: 8°59′54″N 73°58′29″W / 8.99833°N 73.97472°W / 8.99833; -73.97472
Country Colombia
Region Caribbean
Department Magdalena
Established February 2, 1680
Elevated to Municipality 1871
Government
 • Mayor Víctor Rangel López[1]
Area
 • Municipality 820 km2 (320 sq mi)
 • Urban 567.9 km2 (219.3 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Municipality 53,544
 • Density 65.29/km2 (169.1/sq mi)
 • Urban 32,556
 • Urban density 57.32/km2 (148.5/sq mi)
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Website www.elbanco-magdalena.gov.co

El Banco (literally meaning River bank in Spanish) is a Colombian Municipality and town located in the southernmost part of the Magdalena Department by the Magdalena River.

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