Santa Cruz de Mompox

Mompox, Mompós or Santa Cruz de Mompox is a municipality in the Colombian department of Bolívar. The municipality has 41,326 inhabitants (2005).

The area where Mompox is located was inhabited by the zenú, an indigenous people who lived in the lower reaches of the Magdalene and Cauca. The place has a historical colonial character. Founded in 1537, the city is located 248 kilometers from Cartagena, the capital of the Bolívar department. There are 34,486 Momposinos and Momposinas (2005).

The historic center has been on the world heritage list since 1995. Sights include the old town, the churches Iglesia de Santa Bárbara, Iglesia de Santo Domingo and Iglesia Santo Agostino, as well as a statue of Simón Bolívar and the municipal cemetery. In Mompox there is a botanical garden; Jardín Botánico de Mompox.

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