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Municipality an toun
Banner o Baranoa
Official seal of Baranoa
Location o the municipality an toun o Baranoa in the Depairtment o Atlántico.
Location o the municipality an toun o Baranoa in the Depairtment o Atlántico.
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Coordinates: 10°47′44″N 74°55′10″W / 10.79556°N 74.91944°W / 10.79556; -74.91944
Kintra Colombia
 • MayorRoberto Carlos Celedón Venegas
 • Total127 km2 (49 sq mi)
118 m (387 ft)
 • Total50,261
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5
Area code(s)57 + 5
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid (in Spaingie)

Baranoa is a municipality an toun in the Colombie depairtment o Atlántico, locatit 22 km sooth o Barranquilla. The municipality occupees a aurie o 127 km2, includin landwart, urban, suburban an protectit laund. Baranoa haes 55,178 inhabitants (2006 Census), 82.63% o these are concentratit in the urban toun an 17.37% in landwart auries.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality o Baranoa, is irrigatit bi several creeks includin Santa Rosa, Campeche, Big creek an Deep creek.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Baranoa wis a indigenous dounset locatit close tae the Big Creek (Arroyo Grande) when the Spainyie conquers unner the commandament o Don Pedro de Heredia discovered it in 1534.

In October 1543, it wis commendit bi the Spaingie Croun tae Hernando Dávila. Further commendements wur gien tae Inés de Mendoza (1556), Hernando De la Salas (1568) an José De las Salas (1609). The Viceroy Sebastián de Eslava order a reformation o the toun atween 1744 an 1745. As a consequence, 39 Spaingie faimilies made their hame in Baranoa, creatin the Pairish o Santa Ana o Baranoa.

On 23 October 1856, it wis creatit the municipality o Baranoa, based on the nummer o inhabitants the pairish haed, an its level o development. The municipality category, as well as its boondars, wis ratifee'd on 16 Dizember 1964.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Economic activities are focused on cattle raisin, corn, cassava, cotton an Jocote plum fermin. Thare is a Plum Festival, famous in northren Colombie. Thare are minin steids for calcite, an airn minerals.

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