Tarazá


Tarazá

Infobox settlement
name=Tarazá






map_caption=Location of the municipality of Taraza in Antioquia Department.
subdivision_type=Country
subdivision_name=Colombia
subdivision_type1=Department
subdivision_name1=Antioquia
subdivision_type1=Subregion
subdivision_name1=Bajo Cauca
established_title=Founded
established_date=1953
established_title1=Split from Cáceres
established_date1=1979
area_total_km2=1569
elevation_m=125
latd=7
latm=35
lats=17
latNS=N
longd=75
longm=24
longs=10
longEW=W
population_as_of=2002
population_total=29406
population_density_km2=19
timezone=UTC-5
utc_offset=-5
website=taraza-antioquia.gov.co

Taraza is a town and municipality in the Bajo Cauca subregion of Antioquia Department, Colombia. It lies Unit kilometre|222|0 from the city of Medellín, the departmental capital, and has a land area of Unit square kilometre|1569|0. The municipality was separated from the municipality of Cáceres in 1979.

In April 2008, 24 people were arrested, 40 were injured and at least one was killed in farmers' protests, instigated by FARC, against the eradication of the coca crop in the local area. In the aftermath of this, the municipality declared a humanitarian crisis. [ [http://colombiareports.com/2008/04/24/farmers-protest-leaves-40-injured-in-taraza/ Farmers’ protest leaves 40 injured in Taraza] ; 2008-03-24 ] [ [http://colombiareports.com/2008/04/25/humanitarian-crisis-in-taraza/ Humanitarian crisis in Taraza; 2008-03-25 ]

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