Sabanalarga, Atlántico

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Sabanalarga
Municipality and town
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Location of the municipality and town of Sabanalarga, Atlántico in the Atlántico Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Sabanalarga, Atlántico in the Atlántico Department of Colombia
Sabanalarga is located in Colombia
Sabanalarga
Sabanalarga
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 10°37′52″N 74°55′16″W / 10.63111°N 74.92111°W / 10.63111; -74.92111
Country  Colombia
Department Atlántico Department
Founded 1620
Incorporated 1833
Government
 • Mayor Roberto Carlos León Peña
Area
 • Total 399 km2 (154 sq mi)
Elevation 87 m (285 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 79,884
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sabanalarguero
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 57 + 3
Website Official website (in Spanish)

Sabanalarga (Spanish pronunciation: [saβanaˈlaɾɣa], Spanish for Large Plains) is a municipality in the Atlántico Department, Colombia. Founded in 1620 by Lucas Dionisio Tesillo y Diego and Marceliano de Jesús Almanza. Became a municipality in 1680.

Geography[edit]

Sabanalarga is located in the middle of the Atlántico Department, Sabanalarga is surrounded to the North by the municipalities of Usiacurí, Baranoa and Polonuevo; to the East by the municipality of Ponedera; to the South by the municipalities of Candelaria and Manatí; to the Southwest with the municipality of Repelón and to the West with the municipalities of Luruaco and Piojó.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-17. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 6°51′N 75°49′W / 6.850°N 75.817°W / 6.850; -75.817