Sucre, Sucre Department

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Sucre
Municipality and town
Flag of Sucre
Flag
Official seal of Sucre
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Sucre, Sucre in the Sucre Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Sucre, Sucre in the Sucre Department of Colombia.
Country Colombia
DepartmentSucre Department
Area
 • Municipality and town1,110.54 km2 (428.78 sq mi)
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 • Municipality and town22,386
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
 • Urban
7,781
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)

Sucre is a town and municipality located in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. Is located in the Subregion of the Mojana with the Munacipalities of Majagual and Guranda which conforms part of the so-called Moposine depression, a geographical area characterized by being under sea-level and therefore prone to flooding.

Sucre used to be the home of famous writer Gabriel García Márquez, and one of his best-known novels, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, is based on real life events which occurred in the town.

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Coordinates: 8°48′50″N 74°43′31″W / 8.81389°N 74.7253°W / 8.81389; -74.7253