Santa Catalina (San Andrés and Providencia)

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Santa Catalina
Santa Catalina
Santa Catalina
Waters Caribbean Sea
Archipelago San Andrés and Providencia
Geographical location 13 ° 23 '16 "  N , 81 ° 22' 28"  W Coordinates: 13 ° 23 '16 "  N , 81 ° 22' 28"  W.
Santa Catalina (San Andrés and Providencia) (San Andrés and Providencia)
Santa Catalina (San Andrés and Providencia)
length 1.4 km
width 1.2 km
surface 1.5 km²
Highest elevation Break Away Hill
130  m
Residents approx. 200
133 inhabitants / km²
main place Boyack
Islas de San Andrés y Providencia.svg

Santa Catalina is a small island in the north of the Colombian department of San Andrés and Providencia . It is located in the Caribbean , 122 meters off the northwest coast of the island of Providencia . Administratively, Santa Catalina belongs to the municipality of Providencia. At the 2005 census, the island had 206 inhabitants.

Both islands are connected to each other by the approx. 150 m long, colorfully painted pontoon wooden bridge Malecón Los Enamorados ( Lover's Bridge ), which leads over the artificially created Aury sea ​​channel . About 200 inhabitants of Santa Catalina reach the neighboring island of Providencia as well as tourists from there to the offshore island.

The approximately 1.5 km² Santa Catalina is of volcanic origin and in Break Away Hill reaches a height of up to 130 m above sea level. Smaller settlements and a dilapidated fort ( Fort Warwick ) are mainly on the south coast of the island. The island has no paved roads.

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  1. Population of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina on