Where is Monteria, Colombia Located?
Montería, officially called San Jerónimo de Montería, is located in the northwest of Colombia at the foot of the Sinú River. The city was designated as the capital of the Córdoba Department in 1777 by the Spaniard Antonio de la Torre y Miranda and in 1952. Today, the municipality (municipality) has a total population of 453,931, of which 352,300 live in the city center and 101,631 live in the surrounding area (data see DANE 2017). Montería Airport, “Los Garzones”, was opened in 1974.
What Country is Monteria in?
Montería is located in the lowlands (18 meters above sea level)and has hardly any significant elevations. It is bordered to the north by the municipalities of Cereté, Puerto Escondido and San Pelayo, to the East by San Carlos and Planeta Rica, and to the South by Tierralta and Valencia. In the western direction, where the municipios Canalete, Puerto Escondido and Los Cordobas lie, it is only 50 kilometers to the sea, which is why Montería is attributed to the Caribbean Region (Caribe). The city is surrounded by many streams and water flows, the Rio Sinú being the largest and most important river. That is why Montería is affectionately called the “Pearl of Sinú”.