Floridablanca, Santander

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Floridablanca
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Official seal of Floridablanca
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Location of the town and municipality of Floridablanca in the Santander Department.
Location of the town and municipality of Floridablanca in the Santander Department.
Floridablanca is located in Colombia
Floridablanca
Floridablanca
Location of the town and municipality of Floridablanca in the Santander Department.
Coordinates: 07°13′N 73°04′W / 7.217°N 73.067°W / 7.217; -73.067Coordinates: 07°13′N 73°04′W / 7.217°N 73.067°W / 7.217; -73.067
Country Colombia
Region Andes
Department Department of Santander*
Founded 1817
Government
 • Mayor Hector Mantilla
Area
 • Total 101 km2 (39 sq mi)
Elevation 925 m (3,035 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 271,728
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Florideño
Area code(s) 57 + 7
Website Official website (in Spanish)
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Floridablanca (Spanish pronunciation: [floɾiðaˈβlaŋka]) is a municipality in the department of Santander. It is part of the metropolitan area of Bucaramanga. Floridablanca is known for its parks and the Piedra del Sol, a large rock with spirals and circles carved by the Guane over 1,000 years ago.[1] This city is home of the tallest statue of Jesus Christ in Colombia, "El Santisimo". The statue is 33 metres high. [2]

History[edit]

First settlers: The actual territory was occupied by cacique Guane in the prehispanic era as Bucaramanga and Piedecuesta. Guanes used to inhabit the zone, but is improbable that there were important human centers because of the war zone.


Demography[edit]

According to official DANE census, Floridablanca has 262165 inhabitants, being the second most populated city in Santander. 47,37% are men, while 52,63% are women. 95,6% of the population over 5 years know how to write and read, meaning, illiteracy rate is about 4,4%.

Statistics show that most of the adult people living in the city are from Bucaramanga:

  • 7,7% from Floridablanca
  • 44% from Bucaramanga
  • 33% from other cities of Santander
  • 16% from other departments

Schools[edit]

Some of the schools located in Floridablanca.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Floridablanca Municipal Website [1]