|Municipality and town|
Turbaco Plaza, Church of Santa Catalina.
Location of the municipality and town of Turbaco in the Bolívar Department of Colombia
|• Mayor||Mayron Martinez|
|• Total||170 km2 (70 sq mi)|
|Elevation||128 m (420 ft)|
|• Density||410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||57 + 5|
|Website||Official website (in Spanish)|
Turbaco is a municipality in the Bolívar Department of Colombia. It is about 20 minutes from Cartagena de Indias and is one of Bolívar's most organized municipalities. Turbaco is known for its famous "Fiesta de Toros" (Bulls's feast) in December to celebrate the new year. Currently, the municipality is undergoing major expansion plans and remodeling.
Juan de la Cosa was mortally wounded here in 1510, before Pedro de Heredia subjugated the area in 1533. Antonio López de Santa Anna spent some of his exile years here, 1850-1853 and 1855-1857.
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- Floyd, Troy (1973). The Columbus Dynasty in the Caribbean, 1492-1526. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. pp. 49,89,95,135.
- Lemaitre, Eduardo (1994). A Brief History of Cartagena. Medellin: Compania Litografica Nacional S.A. p. 13,75. ISBN 9789586380928.
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