Coveñas is a town and municipality located in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. It was established in the 16th century as a port for slave traders it became an oil port in the twentieth century, it became a municipality in 2002. The town is now a popular vacation place for the people of the Colombian Andean region; the area was founded in 1560 as a slave port. In the early 1900s, after slavery became illegal, it became a meat trading port. In 1971, oil of discovered in the area, soon, many Colombian oil companies started to settle there. In the late 1970s, hotels were built to promote tourism, it became a town and municipality in 2002. Coveñas has had a notorious tourist development since the 1960s oriented more towards the local and regional population. Since the 70's, due to the characteristics of its sea, its beaches and the existence of a more adequate infrastructure to offer services and amenities to tourists, this field of covenera economy began to have national significance and in the 21st century the hotel industry has increased offering tourism services options more adjusted to the current demands of modernity.
The administration of the municipality has in tourism, a important source of development possibilities in which to intervene in a positive manner so that it will benefit the community and the region. This line of the economy should be one of the priorities of investment and support of the municipality. There are many bus services that go from Tolú. There are boats, there are no marinas in the area. A boat can come straight to the beaches. People will have to walk out into shallow waters to get on their boat; the town is served by Coveñas Airport, a military airport that offers some charter flights from time to time. Gobernacion de Sucre - Coveñas
Tolú is a small municipality and town in Sucre Department, northern Colombia by the Caribbean sea. The municipality has an area of 500 km²; the name of Tolú comes from a tree called the Balsam of Tolú. Tolú offers ecotourism ideal for rain forest treks; the fishing town has now become a popular weekend and holiday destination for Colombian tourists those from Medellín. Activities in the area include day trips to visit the Archipelago de San Bernardo; this is a beautiful collection of pristine Caribbean islands, one of which, Isla Palma contains an impressive Ecological Park. Nearby land attractions include the Volcan de Lodo or Mud volcano of San Antero Tolú is a word that comes from the name of the Indians that inhabited the place, called Tolúes; the municipality of Tolú borders North with San Onofre, East with Toluviejo, South with Coveñas, Palmito and Sincelejo. Famous Columbian drug lord, José Gonzalo Rodríguez Gacha was killed in Tolú. Héctor Rojas Herazo, novelist and painter Gobernacion de Sucre - Tolú ToluCaribe.com - Recreación, Historia y Cultura de Tolú
Guaranda is a town and municipality located in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. Gobernacion de Sucre - Guaranda Guaranda official website
Corozal is a town and municipality in the Sucre Department, northern Colombia. José Serpa professional cyclist Gobernacion de Sucre - Corozal Corozal official website
Sincelejo is the capital and largest city in the Colombian department of Sucre. It is the main city in the denominated Región Sabanas, a subdivision of the Caribbean Region of Colombia, the 23rd largest city by population in Colombia, it is located 30 kilometers from the Caribbean Sea by the Gulf of Morrosquillo, 125 kilometers from Cartagena, 200 kilometers from Barranquilla. The land comprising Sincelejo was inhabited in the Prehispanic age by several groups of indigenous people known as the Zenú. Sincelejo was founded on October 4, 1535, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, with the name San Francisco de Asís de Sincelejo; the village used to be a part of Alonso Padilla's encomienda between 1610 and 1640, was located on the site of a small Zenú indigenous settlement. At that time the indigenous people were overpowered and exploited by the Spanish colonizers, or encomenderos. On November 21, 1775, Sincelejo was re-founded by the Spanish captain and engineer, Antonio de la Torre y Miranda, following orders from Cartagena's governor, Juan de Torrezar Díaz Pimienta.
The construction of the town began with a church, the lands around it given to people who used to live sporadically across the region. Sincelejo was intended to follow the classical Spanish colonial grid, with the main church and its square in the center of the town, but this was not possible because of several creeks that ran through the town. In 1812, Sincelejo became shelter for the revolutionary priests in La Rebelión de los Curas. By 1887, Sincelejo was one of the leading towns in the Province of Cartagena. In 1908 it became the short-lived capital of the department of Sincelejo becoming part of the Province of Cartagena again in 1910. In 1912, Sincelejo disappeared because of a massive conflagration which dedstroyed most of the central zone. With the creation of the Sucre Department in 1966, Sincelejo subsequently became the capital. On January 20, 1980, the Corralejas Stadium collapsed; the geography of Sincelejo is typical of mountain scenery, consisting of irregularly-shaped surfaces with variable slope and altitudes ranging from 50 to 260 meters.
The weather is dry, with average annual rainfall of 500 -- 1200 mm. The hilly landscape is the most defining feature of the town, extending from the mountains to the borders of the plateau in the north and south. Erosion is present in the rugged topography of rolling hills, which are moderately to broken, with slopes between 7-50%; the small mountain foothills in the municipality span from the marine fluvial plain in the west to the border shared with the town of Palmito. The terrain varies from flat to inclined; the south by the municipality of Sampués and Córdoba Department. To the west with the municipalities of Palmito and Tolú. To the north by the municipalities of Tolú and Toluviejo. To the east with the municipalities of Corozal and Morroa. Sincelejo is in the tropics, so its temperatures remain constant throughout the year, with an average temperature of about 27 °C, it has a tropical dry climate according to the Köppen climate classification. The Drought season starts in the first or second half of December and extends until the end of February to the first half of March.
The rainy season starts sporadically and increases, peaking in April or May. In June and July, precipitation decreases. Sincelejo is subdivided into a rural zone; the urban zone is divided into 9 Comunas. Urban Division Rural Division In 2016, Sincelejo had an estimated population of 261,187. 83.7 % of residential buildings are houses. In Sincelejo, 51.7 % of the residents are women. The literacy rate is 87.5%. 14.5% of the citizens of Sincelejo recognize themselves as indigenous people, 9.4% as African-Colombians, 76.1% recognize themselves as mestizos. The main economic activities of the municipality of Sincelejo revolve around the area and neighboring department in the livestock sector, agriculture and other services; because of the excellent quality, breeding of is cattle, Sincelejo has been called the Capital Cebuísta de Colombia. It has facilities for fattening herds. Dairy farming is an important contributor to the city's economy. Agriculture, is secondary to livestock farming, is highlighted by the production of maize, cassava and bananas.
Trade and other services the government, are important economic activities in Sincelejo, supplementing the primary activities of the agricultural sector. Industry is beginning to grow in the city with its new factories, including Postobón stands, almidón, footwear, metal equipment, concrete, construction materials, wood processing in particular, highlight the microenterprises in the municipality; the economy of Sincelejo is sustained is sustained by: trade and services offered by banks, chain stores, restaurants, service stations and mobile telecommunications and air transport, workshops. According to a recent census of the Industry and Commerce department, there are about 3000 establishments of all kinds of operating in the capital; the traditional music of Sincelejo includes porro and
Colombia the Republic of Colombia, is a sovereign state situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America. Colombia shares a border to the northwest with Panama, to the east with Venezuela and Brazil and to the south with Ecuador and Peru, it shares its maritime limits with Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Colombia is a unitary, constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments, with the capital in Bogota. Colombia has been inhabited by various indigenous peoples since 12,000 BCE, including the Muisca and the Tairona, along with the Inca Empire that expanded to the southwest of the country; the Spanish arrived in 1499 and by the mid-16th century conquered and colonized much of the region, establishing the New Kingdom of Granada, with Santafé de Bogotá as its capital. Independence from Spain was achieved in 1819, but by 1830 the "Gran Colombia" Federation was dissolved, with what is now Colombia and Panama emerging as the Republic of New Granada.
The new nation experimented with federalism as the Granadine Confederation, the United States of Colombia, before the Republic of Colombia was declared in 1886. Panama seceded in 1903. Beginning in the 1960s, the country suffered from an asymmetric low-intensity armed conflict and rampant political violence, both of which escalated in the 1990s. Since 2005, there has been significant improvement in security and rule of law. Colombia is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse countries in the world, with its rich cultural heritage reflecting influences by indigenous peoples, European settlement, forced African migration, immigration from Europe and the Middle East. Urban centres are located in the highlands of the Andes mountains and the Caribbean coast. Colombia is among the world's 17 megadiverse countries, the most densely biodiverse per square kilometer. Colombia is a middle power and regional actor in Latin America, it is part of the CIVETS group of six leading emerging markets and a member of the UN, the WTO, the OAS, the Pacific Alliance, other international organizations.
Colombia's diversified economy is the fourth largest in Latin America, with macroeconomic stability and favorable long-term growth prospects. The name "Colombia" is derived from the last name of Christopher Columbus, it was conceived by the Venezuelan revolutionary Francisco de Miranda as a reference to all the New World, but to those portions under Spanish rule. The name was adopted by the Republic of Colombia of 1819, formed from the territories of the old Viceroyalty of New Granada; when Venezuela and Cundinamarca came to exist as independent states, the former Department of Cundinamarca adopted the name "Republic of New Granada". New Granada changed its name in 1858 to the Granadine Confederation. In 1863 the name was again changed, this time to United States of Colombia, before adopting its present name – the Republic of Colombia – in 1886. To refer to this country, the Colombian government uses the terms Colombia and República de Colombia. Owing to its location, the present territory of Colombia was a corridor of early human migration from Mesoamerica and the Caribbean to the Andes and Amazon basin.
The oldest archaeological finds are from the Pubenza and El Totumo sites in the Magdalena Valley 100 kilometres southwest of Bogotá. These sites date from the Paleoindian period. At Puerto Hormiga and other sites, traces from the Archaic Period have been found. Vestiges indicate that there was early occupation in the regions of El Abra and Tequendama in Cundinamarca; the oldest pottery discovered in the Americas, found at San Jacinto, dates to 5000–4000 BCE. Indigenous people inhabited the territory, now Colombia by 12,500 BCE. Nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes at the El Abra, Tibitó and Tequendama sites near present-day Bogotá traded with one another and with other cultures from the Magdalena River Valley. Between 5000 and 1000 BCE, hunter-gatherer tribes transitioned to agrarian societies. Beginning in the 1st millennium BCE, groups of Amerindians including the Muisca, Zenú, Tairona developed the political system of cacicazgos with a pyramidal structure of power headed by caciques; the Muisca inhabited the area of what is now the Departments of Boyacá and Cundinamarca high plateau where they formed the Muisca Confederation.
They farmed maize, potato and cotton, traded gold, blankets, ceramic handicrafts and rock salt with neighboring nations. The Tairona inhabited northern Colombia in the isolated mountain range of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta; the Quimbaya inhabited regions of the Cauca River Valley between the Western and Central Ranges of the Colombian Andes. Most of the Amerindians practiced agriculture and the social structure of each indigenous community was different; some groups of indigenous people such as the Caribs lived in a state of permanent war, but others had less bellicose attitudes. The Incas expanded their empire onto the southwest part of the country. Alonso de Ojeda reached the Guajira Peninsula in 1499. Spanish explorers, led by Rodrigo de Bastidas, made the first exploration
Sincé is a town and municipality located in the Department of Sucre, northern Colombia. San Luis de Sincé, is a town and municipality located in the Department of Sucre, 28 km southeast of Sincelejo, in northern Colombia, it has an average Temperature of 26,5°C. Its main economic activities are agriculture and commerce, it was founded November 1775 by Antonio de Torre y Miranda. Sincé is home to "Hospital Local Nuestra Señora del Socorro" and a Municipal Photo Gallery; the biggest local celebrations are held in honor of the Virgen del Socorro, the city's patron Saint, celebrated in September. Other major celebrations include the Fiestas en Corralejas in January and La Semana de la Sinceanidad, commemorating its founding in November. Gobernacion de Sucre - Sincé Sincé official website lo que faltaba en la web!! Spanish language Wikipedia entry