Soledad, Atlántico

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Soledad
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Location of the municipality and town of Soledad in the Department of Atlántico.
Location of the municipality and town of Soledad in the Department of Atlántico.
Soledad is located in Colombia
Soledad
Soledad
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 10°55′N 74°45′W / 10.917°N 74.750°W / 10.917; -74.750
Country Colombia
RegionCaribbean
DepartmentAtlántico
Founded1598
Government
 • MayorJoao Herrera
Area
 • Total67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2019 estimate[1])
 • Total683,486
 • Density10,000/km2 (26,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Soledeño
Time zoneUTC-5
Area code(s)57 + 5
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

Soledad (Spanish pronunciation: [soleˈðað]) is a municipality in the Colombian department of Atlántico, part of the metropolitan area of Barranquilla. It is 6th in population in Colombia and 3rd in the Caribbean region, after Barranquilla and Cartagena. It is also the city with the highest population growth in Colombia and in 2005 was 455,734 and 2019 683,486.[1] On October 25th 2015 Joao Herrera Iranzo was elected by popular vote as the new mayor of Soledad.

Limitations[edit]

Bordered on the north by the special district of Barranquilla, where the boundary is the Arroyo Don Juan, on the south by Malambo, on the east with the Department of Magdalena, separated by the Magdalena River, and on the west by Galapa.

Geography[edit]

Physical Description: The location of the municipality of Soledad in relation to geographical coordinates is as follows: 10°55'N and 74°46'W.

Transportation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Resultados y proyecciones (2005-2020) del censo 2005" (in Spanish). Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE). Retrieved 1 July 2019.

Coordinates: 10°55′N 74°45′W / 10.917°N 74.750°W / 10.917; -74.750