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San Andres Archipelago (Colombia)

Situated in the southwestern Caribbean, 800 km north of the coast of Colombia and 200 km east of Nicaragua, the archipelago of San Andrés, Old Providence and Santa Catalina consists of three inhabited islands and several uninhabited cays (see map below). The archipelago has a land area of 57 km2 and an oceanic area of 300,000 km2. The archipelago was declared the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2000. The estimated population of the archipelago is 85,000. The people are descendants of English settlers, African slaves and mainland Colombians. The local currency is the Colombian peso.

Click here to read about Small Islands Voice in the San Andres Archipelago

Map: © Copyright 2003 Esther Lutz. All rights reserved. Used with permission. www.westcaribbenislands.com


To get involved, contact :


National Coordinator
Ms Elizabeth Taylor
Corporation for the Sustainable Development of the Archipelago of San Andrés,
Old Providence and Santa Catalina (CORALINA)
Km 26, via San Luis, AA 725, San Andrés Island, Colombia
T: ++578 512 0080
F: ++578 512 0081


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