Barranquilla

capital district of Atlántico Department in Colombia

Barranquilla (Spanish pronunciation: [baraŋˈkiʝa]) is a city and municipality in northern Colombia. It is the capital of the Atlántico Department. With a population of 1,885,500 (2011), it is Colombia's fourth largest city after Bogotá, Medellín and Cali.

Barranquilla
Municipality and city
Flag of Barranquilla
Official seal of Barranquilla
Atlántico Department.
Atlántico Department.
Barranquilla is located in Colombia
Barranquilla
Barranquilla
Atlántico Department.
Coordinates: 10°57′50″N 74°47′47″W / 10.96389°N 74.79639°W / 10.96389; -74.79639Coordinates: 10°57′50″N 74°47′47″W / 10.96389°N 74.79639°W / 10.96389; -74.79639
CountryColombia
RegionCaribbean
DepartmentAtlántico
EstablishedApril 7, 1813
Government
 • MayorElsa Noguera
(Cambio Radical)[1]
Area
 • Municipality and city166 km2 (64 sq mi)
Elevation
18 m (59 ft)
Population
 (2005)[2]
 • Municipality and city1,148,506 Ranked 4th
 • Metro
2,162,143
Demonym(s)Barranquillero
Time zoneUTC-5
Postal code
080020
Area code(s)57 + 5
HDI (2006)0.821 – high
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

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