Necoclí

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Necoclí
Municipality and town
Flag of Necoclí
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Location of the municipality and town of Necoclí in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Necoclí in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Necoclí is located in Colombia
Necoclí
Necoclí
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 8°25′0″N 76°47′0″W / 8.41667°N 76.78333°W / 8.41667; -76.78333
Country  Colombia
Department Antioquia Department
Subregion Urabá
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

Necoclí is a town and municipality in Antioquia Department, Colombia. It is on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Urabá.

It was founded as a Spanish city called San Sebastián de Buena Vista. One of Colombia's oldest towns, it was founded in 1509[1] by Pedro de Heredia who died in 1555.

Some early reports of the town can be found in chapter 9 of Pedro de Cieza de León's Crónica del Perú: primera parte.

The town is served by Necoclí Airport.

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Coordinates: 8°25′N 76°47′W / 8.417°N 76.783°W / 8.417; -76.783