San Carlos, Antioquia

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San Carlos, Antioquia
Municipality and town
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Flag of San Carlos, Antioquia
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Official seal of San Carlos, Antioquia
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Location of the municipality and town of San Carlos, Antioquia in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of San Carlos, Antioquia in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Country  Colombia
Department Antioquia Department
Subregion Eastern
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

San Carlos is a town and municipality in the Colombian department of Antioquia, part of the subregion of Eastern Antioquia. Is called, the hydro-electrical capital of Colombia, because it has many dams and it produces lots of energy.

History[edit]

The site of the town was discovered by Captain Francisco Nuñez Pedroso: the town was founded the 14th of August, 1786.

San Carlos 3 hours away from the departmental capital, Medellín: the two are linked by an excellent road.

Geography[edit]

The municipal area is 702 km². It has 3 corregimientos, El Jordán, Puerto Garzas, and Samaná del Norte.

San Carlos has one of the most beautiful woods in Colombia, and has many species of plants and animals. It also has many rivers and waterfalls.

Economy[edit]

Tourism[edit]

Tourism has been one of the more important economic enterprises for the municipality.

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Dams such as the Punchiná Dam amongst others.
  • Waterfalls more than 9, there's an ecological path about 20 minutes away from the central park with two beautiful Waterfalls, and the river who passes next to them makes natural pools.
  • Landscapes according to many people, has the most beautiful and exotic landscapes in Antioquia
  • Fishing

Coordinates: 6°11′23″N 74°59′49″W / 6.18972°N 74.9969°W / 6.18972; -74.9969