Vigía del Fuerte

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Vigía del Fuerte
Municipality and town
Flag of Vigía del Fuerte
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Location of the municipality and town in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Vigía del Fuerte is located in Colombia
Vigía del Fuerte
Vigía del Fuerte
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 6°35′20″N 76°53′45″W / 6.58889°N 76.89583°W / 6.58889; -76.89583
Country  Colombia
Department Antioquia Department
Subregion Urabá
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

Vigía del Fuerte is a town and municipality in the Colombian department of Antioquia. The town is on the eastern bank of the Atrato River, which is locally the boundary between the Antioquia and Chocó Departments of Colombia.[1]

The town is served by Vigía del Fuerte Airport.

Armed conflict[edit]

As of 2013, FARC rebels of the 57th and 34th fronts Northwestern Bloc of the FARC-EP are present in the municipality. On October 11th 2013, presumed FARC rebels attacked the municipality's airport, destroying an aircraft in the process.[2]

Coordinates: 6°35′20″N 76°53′45″W / 6.58889°N 76.89583°W / 6.58889; -76.89583

See also[edit]

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