Puerto Alegría

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This article is about Puerto Alegría, Colombia. For Porto Alegre, Brazil, see Porto Alegre.
Puerto Alegría
Municipality and town
Location of the municipality and town of Puerto Alegría in the Amazonas Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Puerto Alegría in the Amazonas Department of Colombia
Puerto Alegría is located in Colombia
Puerto Alegría
Puerto Alegría
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 1°02′S 74°02′W / 1.033°S 74.033°W / -1.033; -74.033
Country  Colombia
Department Amazonas Department
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Climate Af

Puerto Alegría (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpweɾto aleˈɣɾi.a]) is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Amazonas. Puerto Alegria was founded by Orlando Benjumea and Reinaldo Martínez, and officially recognized by the Colombian government as a municipality on January 1, 1981. The area contributes to Colombia's agricultural industry with its cultivation of yucca, corn, plantains, fruits, and avocado farms; it also produces livestock such as laying hens, cows, and pigs.[1] The town of Puerto Alegria has a population of 1,531 people, and has a population density of just 0.2/ km2 . Overall, it has a land area of 8,774.00 square kilometers (3,387.66 sq mi) and reaches an altitude of 156 meters above sea level. Ingrid Camacho Nini Stella is the town's mayor.[2]

Coordinates: 1°02′S 74°02′W / 1.033°S 74.033°W / -1.033; -74.033

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nuestro Departamento". www.amazonas.gov.co. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Puerto Alegría, Amazonas, Colombia - Ciudades y pueblos del mundo". es.db-city.com. Retrieved 2015-11-29.