Zambrano, Bolívar

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Zambrano, Bolívar
Municipality and town
Flag of Zambrano, Bolívar
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Motto: Strength and Willpower
Location of the municipality and town of Zambrano, Bolívar in the Bolívar Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Zambrano, Bolívar in the Bolívar Department of Colombia
Coordinates: 9°45′N 74°50′W / 9.750°N 74.833°W / 9.750; -74.833
Country  Colombia
Department Bolívar Department
Founded by Don Alvaro de Zambrano
Area
 • Total 302 km2 (117 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 9,879
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website www.zambrano-bolivar.gov.co
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Zambrano is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia.It was founded in 1770 By Don Alvaro de Zambrano in what was once Territories which belonged to the native Malibùes. It is located Two and a half Hours from the Departmental capital, Cartagena, Bolivar. During the War for independence, Zambrano played a very important role in the support for Simon Bolivar and for independence from the Kingdom of Spain by many Brave troops fighting for the Colombian Independence movement. In fact, Simon Bolivar stayed one night in Zambrano and was housed by the Campillo Family. The economy is largely agricultural and thanks to its location on the Magdalena River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zambrano from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 14, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2013. ,