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Municipality and town
Location of the municipality and town of Tolú in the Sucre Department of Colombia.
|• Municipality and town||301.22 km2 (116.30 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||33,296|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)|
Tolú is a small municipality and town in Sucre Department, northern Colombia by the Caribbean sea. The municipality has an area of 500 km². The name of Tolú comes from a tree called the Balsam of Tolú.
The fishing town has now become a popular weekend and holiday destination for Colombian tourists, particularly those from Medellín. Activities in the area include day trips to visit the Archipelago de San Bernardo. This is a beautiful collection of pristine Caribbean islands, one of which, Isla Palma contains an impressive Ecological Park. Nearby land attractions include the Volcan de Lodo or Mud volcano of San Antero
Tolú is a word that comes from the name of the Indians that inhabited the place, called Tolúes.
- Héctor Rojas Herazo (1920–2002), novelist, poet and painter
- (in Spanish) Gobernacion de Sucre - Tolú
- (in Spanish) ToluCaribe.com - Recreación, Historia y Cultura de Tolú.
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