Barranquilla

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Barranquilla
Municipality and city
Flag of Barranquilla
Flag
Official seal of Barranquilla
Seal
Atlántico Department.
Atlántico Department.
Country  Colombia
Region Caribbean
Department Atlántico
Established April 7, 1813
Government
 • Mayor Elsa Noguera
(Cambio Radical)[1]
Area
 • Municipality and city 166 km2 (64 sq mi)
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2005)[2]
 • Municipality and city 1,148,506 Ranked 4th
 • Metro 2,162,143
Demonym(s) Barranquillero
Postal code 080020
Area code(s) 57 + 5
HDI (2006) 0.821 – high
Website Official website (Spanish)

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.

References[change | change source]