Location of the town and municipality of Floridablanca in the Santander Department.
|Department||Department of Santander*|
|• Mayor||Hector Mantilla|
|• Total||101 km2 (39 sq mi)|
|Elevation||925 m (3,035 ft)|
|• Density||2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||57 + 7|
|Website||Official website (in Spanish)|
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. This city is home of the tallest statue of Jesus Christ in Colombia, "El Santisimo". The statue is 33 metres high. 
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.
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
Some of the schools located in Floridablanca.
- Colegio Santa Isabel de Hungría in Spanish
- La Quinta del Puente in Spanish
- Colegio Nuevo Cambridge in Spanish
Floridablanca Municipal Website 
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