Sucre, Sucre Department

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Sucre, Sucre
Municipality and town
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Official seal of Sucre, Sucre
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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
Department Sucre Department
Area
 • Municipality and town 1,110.54 km2 (428.78 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (70 ft)
Population
 • Municipality and town 22,386
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
 • Urban 7,781
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

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