Barranquilla, Colombia

About Barranquilla

Barranquilla, the capital of Colombia’s Atlántico Department, is a bustling seaport flanked by the Magdalena River. The city is known for its enormous Carnival, which brings together flamboyantly costumed performers, elaborate floats and cumbia music. In the chic neighborhood of El Prado, the Museo Romántico showcases artifacts from past festivals and exhibits on famous Colombians, like writer Gabriel García Márquez.

Leadership

George Martinez, Committee Chair

Resources

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Population

2,370,753

Area

154 km2

Flag

Civic

Mayor: Alejandro Char