|Municipality and town|
Location of the municipality of Taraza in Antioquia Department.
|Split from Cáceres||1979|
|• Total||1,569 km2 (606 sq mi)|
|Elevation||125 m (410 ft)|
|• Density||19/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Taraza is a town and municipality in the Bajo Cauca subregion of Antioquia Department, Colombia. It lies 222 kilometres (138 mi) from the city of Medellín, the departmental capital, and has a land area of 1,569 square kilometres (606 sq mi). The municipality was separated from the municipality of Cáceres in 1979.
In April 2008, 24 people were arrested, 40 were injured and at least one was killed in farmers' protests, instigated by FARC, against the eradication of the coca crop in the local area. In the aftermath of this, the municipality declared a humanitarian crisis.
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