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Santa Marta
Ceety
Top:Panorama view of the Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta, from inside the swamp, 2nd left:View of Mirador in Cabo San Juan del Guia, Tayrona Natural Park, 2nd right:Santa Marta Cathedral (La Casa del Farol), 3rd left:Statue of Simon Bolivar in Quinta of Saint Pedro Alejandrino, 3rd upper middle:Colombian National Pantheon in Barrio Mamatoco, 3rd lower middle:Night view of Snta Marta City Hall, 3rd right:Twilight view of Tribute to the Tayrona Ethnicity Square, Bottom:Panoramic view of Acuatico El Rodadero Park and resort area, from De Gaira area

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Coat of arms
Nickname(s): America's Pearl (La Perla de America)
Location in the Depairtment o Magdalena.
Municipality (daurk gray)
Ceety (red)
Santa Marta is located in Colombia
Santa Marta
Santa Marta
Location in Colombie
Coordinates: 11°14′31″N 74°12′19″W / 11.24194°N 74.20528°W / 11.24194; -74.20528
Kintra  Colombie
Region Caribbean Region
Depairtment Magdalena
Foondation 29 Julie 1525
Founded by Rodrigo de Bastidas
Named for Martha
Government
 • Mayor Carlos Eduardo Caicedo Omar (Leeberal)
Area
 • Ceety 2,393.65 km2 (924.07 sq mi)
 • Urban 55.10 km2 (21.27 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Highest elevationAt Pico Cristóbal Colón 5,775 m (18,947 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Ceety 454,860
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
 • Urban 385,122
 • Urban density 6,989.5/km2 (18,106.3/sq mi)
  DANE
Demonym Samario
Time zone Colombie Staundart Time (UTC-05)
Area code(s) 57 + 5
Twin cities
 • Miami Beach Unitit States
Website Offeecial wabsteid (Spainyie)

Santa Marta, is a Colombie ceety, the caipital o the depairtment o Magdalena an third major urban centre o the Caribbean Region efter Barranquilla an Cartagena. Foondit on 29 Julie 1525 bi the Spanish conquistador Rodrigo de Bastidas, it is the oldest existin ceety in Colombie as it wis the first Spainyie dounset in Colombie, an seicont auldest o Sooth Americae. The ceety lees in the bay o the same name, an is a tourist destination.

Geografie an climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Climate data for Santa Marta
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record heich °C (°F) 37.0
(98.6)
38.2
(100.8)
37.0
(98.6)
37.6
(99.7)
37.4
(99.3)
37.4
(99.3)
37.8
(100.0)
37.4
(99.3)
37.2
(99.0)
36.0
(96.8)
38.2
(100.8)
36.4
(97.5)
38.2
(100.8)
Average heich °C (°F) 33.0
(91.4)
33.5
(92.3)
33.7
(92.7)
33.4
(92.1)
32.6
(90.7)
32.7
(90.9)
32.7
(90.9)
32.4
(90.3)
31.9
(89.4)
31.5
(88.7)
31.7
(89.1)
32.3
(90.1)
32.62
(90.71)
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.2
(81.0)
27.7
(81.9)
28.2
(82.8)
28.8
(83.8)
28.8
(83.8)
29.0
(84.2)
28.6
(83.5)
28.3
(82.9)
27.9
(82.2)
27.7
(81.9)
27.7
(81.9)
27.2
(81.0)
28.09
(82.57)
Average laich °C (°F) 21.7
(71.1)
22.6
(72.7)
23.7
(74.7)
24.9
(76.8)
25.1
(77.2)
24.6
(76.3)
24.0
(75.2)
24.0
(75.2)
23.8
(74.8)
23.6
(74.5)
23.2
(73.8)
22.0
(71.6)
23.60
(74.48)
Record laich °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
18.3
(64.9)
20.0
(68.0)
20.9
(69.6)
18.8
(65.8)
21.6
(70.9)
20.6
(69.1)
20.3
(68.5)
19.0
(66.2)
21.0
(69.8)
19.0
(66.2)
18.2
(64.8)
17.4
(63.3)
Rainfall mm (inches) 6.9
(0.272)
2.7
(0.106)
1.8
(0.071)
9.1
(0.358)
58.3
(2.295)
53.1
(2.091)
63.2
(2.488)
57.3
(2.256)
81.9
(3.224)
108.4
(4.268)
45.5
(1.791)
11.1
(0.437)
499.3
(19.657)
humidity 73 72 70 72 76 75 75 77 78 79 77 75 74.9
Avg. rainy days 1 1 1 2 7 8 9 12 13 13 7 2 76
Mean monthly sunshine hours 281.0 251.0 251.6 226.8 221.8 230.3 226.2 219.8 202.4 204.7 226.4 279.3 2,821.3
Source: Instituto de Hidrologia Meteorologia y Estudios Ambientales[2]

Infrastructur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Port o Santa Marta.

Santa Marta is a major port. Simon Bolivar Internaitional Airport (IATA: SMR ) is 16 km (10 mi) frae the ceety centre.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lighthouse in the bay Santa Marta
Rodadero, Santa Marta.
Sunset frae Irotama Resort

Santa Marta's economy is based on tourism, trade, port activities, fishin an agricultur, in that order. The main agricultural products are: bananas, coffee, cocoa an cassava.

Twin towuns[eedit | eedit soorce]

Santa Marta haes ane sister ceety: Miami Beach, Florida.[3]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Censo General 2005 (PDF) (in Spanish), Bogotá: DANE, 2005, p. 486, ISBN 978-958-624-072-7, archived from the original on June 11, 2008, retrieved June 1, 2009 
  2. "CARTAS CLIMATOLÓGICAS – MEDIAS MENSUALES – AEROPUERTO SIMÓN BOLIVAR (Santa Marta)" (in Spanish). Instituto de Hidrologia Meteorologia y Estudios Ambientales. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  3. Miami Beach Sister Cities Program

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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