Los Mártires

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Los Mártires
Locality of Bogotá
Location of the locality in the city of Bogotá
Location of the locality in the city of Bogotá
Location of the locality in the Capital District of Bogotá
Location of the locality in the Capital District of Bogotá
Coordinates: 4°36′16″N 74°05′24″W / 4.60444°N 74.09000°W / 4.60444; -74.09000Coordinates: 4°36′16″N 74°05′24″W / 4.60444°N 74.09000°W / 4.60444; -74.09000
Country  Colombia
City Bogotá D.C.
Neighbourhoods
Area
 • Total 6.51 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Elevation 2,600 m (8,500 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 94,944
 • Density 15,000/km2 (38,000/sq mi)
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

Los Mártires (Spanish for "The Martyrs") is the 14th locality of Bogotá, capital of Colombia. It is located near the city's downtown to its west. It takes its name in honor of those who died during the war for independence from Spain. It is completely urbanized, save for its parks and the banks of its rivers.

General information[edit]

Borders[edit]

Hydrology[edit]

The Fucha River runs through the locality.

Topography[edit]

Los Mártires is relatively flat due to its location on the Bogotá savanna. It slopes slightly upward to the west.

Transportation[edit]

The locality is served by the Avenida Caracas and Calle 13 lines of the TransMilenio system, including the Avenida Jiménez transfer station.

History[edit]

Los Mártires Park

In the area that is now Los Mártires Park Policarpa Salavarrieta, Antonia Santos, Mercedes Ábrego, Camilo Torres Tenorio, and Antonio José de Caldas died. In 1850, an obelisk was erected in their memory.

Neighborhoods[edit]

The following neighborhoods form part of the locality: Santa Isabel, Ciudad Montes, and Paloquemao

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Population 2007 - DANE

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