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image by Dov Gutterman, 4 August 2008
Aracataca (colloquially sometimes referred to as "Cataca")
is a municipality located in the Department of Magdalena,
Colombia's Caribbean Region. Aracata is a river town founded in
1885. The town stands beside the river of the same name, the
Aracataca River that flows from the near by Sierra Nevada de
Santa Marta mountain range into the Ciénaga Grande de Santa
Marta. Aracataca is located some 80 km south of the Department
capital Santa Marta. Aracata achieved the status of municipality
in 1912 , separated from the municipality of Pueblo Viejo.
The flag of Aracataca is horizontally divided: green-yellow-red-white.
Sources: wikipedia, municipal web site.
Dov Gutterman and Felipe Carillo, 4 August 2008
image from municipal web site