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Bosconia



Bosconia is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Cesar.

History

The town of Bosconia was founded on August 20, 1958 by Enrique Aron Ayen and Agustin Mackenzie in honor of Catholic church Saint John Bosco. The village became a train station stop for the farmers in the area. In 1979 Bosconia formally becomes a municipality of the Cesar Department. with the construction of paved highways the town of Bosconia became an intersection of two major transited Colombian highways that connect the northern Colombian departments of La Guajira and Cesar with the rest of Colombia and the other one that connects the northeast and the rest of Colombia with the road to the Caribbean sea to Santa Marta and Barranquilla. These two highways intersect in downtown Bosconia and is nowadays known as "Bosconia's T".

Geography

The municiapality of Bosconia is located in the northwestern part of the Cesar Department. Borders to the north with the municipality of El Copey, to the east with the municipality of Valledupar, to the south with the municipality of El Paso and to the west with the Magdalena Department separated only by the Ariguani River which is also a natural border and covering a total area of 609 km. The town of Bosconia is located in the central part of the municipality.

Climate

Average year temperature ranges 31 C and has two rainy seasons intercalated with two dry seasons.

Administrative Divisions

The municipality of Bosconia contains the urban area of the town of Bosconia and other small urban centers

Corregimientos

Loma Colorada

Veredas

El Eden

La Fortuna

Loma Linda

Puerto Lajas

Altos de Minas

Boca de Tigre

Tropezon

Nueva Idea

El Prado

References

Bosconia official website

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