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Sincelejo is one of the well known cities in the South American country of Colombia. It is the capital of one of the departments that constitute the country of Colombia. This department of Colombia is called the Sucre department.
Sincelejo city came into being as early as in the month of October in the year 1535.

Sincelejo was declared the capital of the Sucre department of the country in the year 1966. Sincelejo city is the main commercial center of the region. Sincelejo was founded for the second time by Antonio de la Torrey Miranda, an engineer and captain of Spanish origin.

During the colonial rule of Colombia, the city of Sincelejo used to be a part of the province known as Cartagena. Sincelejo of Colombia became a part of the Bolivar Federal State in the year 1857. The birthday of Sincelejo merges with the day known in the region as the saint day associated with Francis of Assisi.

This city of South America was originally known as San Francisco de Asis de Sincelejo. Initially the place of San Francisco de Asis de Sincelejo referred to a region that was inhabited by some people who originally belonged to this place. Mainly, the people belonging to Zenu, Amerindian and Turbaco ethnic groups inhabited this place.

The economy of this region of Colombia is mainly dependent on the rearing of cattle. The second most important source of economy in the city is agriculture. Some of the most important crops cultivated in the region are yucca, corn, rice, sorgo, cotton and plantain. The city is yet to develop as an industrial city on a large scale. Some of the small industries of the city are pertaining to cement and various kinds of drinks and food.

Last Updated Date: February 28th, 2018

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