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El Carmen de Bolivar



El Carmen de Bolivar (Spanish for '''Bolivar's Carmen') is a municipality and town of the northern Colombian Department of Bolivar. Founded on February 16, 1779 by the Spanish infantry Lieutenant Antonio de La Torre y Miranda,El Carmen de Bolivar lies in the central region of the Bolivar Department.

History

This area was initially inhabited by the Native American tribes of Malibues, Farotos and Piletas, was later conquered and colonized by the Spanish naming it sitio de Nuestra Senora del Carmen'' or "Our Lady of El Carmen site" in 1776 by a Spanish officer named Antonio de La Torre y Miranda and under the orders of Juan de Torrezal Diaz de Pimienta, Governor of Cartagena of Indies.

Geography

The municipality of El Carmen de Bolivar is located south of the municipality of San Jacinto, north of the municipality of Ovejas, Sucre west of the municipalities of Zambrano and Cordoba and east of the municipality of San Onofre, Sucre, covering a total area of 954 km.

Political Division

Corregimientos

Caracoli Grande: subdivided into the veredas and caserios of La Cansona, Ojo Seco, El Ojito, Camaroncito, El Coco, La Zarza, Hondible, El Algodon and Lazaro.

Macayepos: Subdivided into the caserios and veredas of Limon, Jojan, Jojancito, La sierra, El Cielo, El Orejero, Venado, Berruga, Centro Alegre, Berruguita and El Aguacate.

Bajo Grande: formed by the caserios and veredas of Santa Lucia, Raizal, La Pita, Pozo Oscuro, La Florida and Carocolicito.

San Carlos: formed by the caserios and veredas of El Bajito, Buenavista, Tierra Grata, La Victoria, El Alferez, Guamito and El Sapo.

El Hobo: formed by the caserios and veredas of Guaimito, Mazinga, Turquia, Sabaneta and La Puente.

El Salado: formed by the caserios and veredas of Jacinto, Tacaloa, El Varguero, Arenas del Sur, Mata caballo, El Reforma, El Umbral and La Estrella.

San Isidro: formed by the caserios and veredas of Guamanga, Mamon de Maria, Romualdo, Pasa Corriendo, Camaron, Cana Salada, Arroyo lejo, Las Lajas and Las Lajitas.

Jesus del Monte: formed by the caserios and veredas of Hato Nuevo, Mandatu, El Bongal, Apure, Piedras Blancas, Las vacas, Motaperro, Calsoncito, El Bledo, Piedra Azul, La Cesta, El Ceibal, La Negra, San Martin, El Encanto, Rebulicio and Los Andes.

References

El Carmen de Bolivar official website

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