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Istmina
Municipality and town
Flag of Istmina
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Official seal of Istmina
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Location of the municipality and town of Istmina in the Chocó Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Istmina in the Chocó Department of Colombia.
Country Colombia
DepartmentChocó Department
FoundedMarch 8, 1834
Government
 • MayorArbey Pino
Area
 • Municipality and town2,480 km2 (957.53 sq mi)
Elevation
65 m (213.3 ft)
Population
(2015)
 • Municipality and town25,351
 • Density10.22/km2 (26.48/sq mi)
 • Urban
20,112
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)

Istmina is a municipality and town in the Chocó Department, Colombia. The town of Istmina was founded in 1834 by Juan Nepomuceno Mosquera, initially with the name of San Pablo. The name was changed in 1903 to Istmina, a contraction of isthmus and minas (mines), two characteristics of the area. The municipality covers 2,480 square kilometres (958 sq mi), with an average elevation of 79 metres (259 ft), and an average temperature of 25.9 °C (79 °F). Istmina is located 75 km (47 mi) from the departmental capital, Quibdó.

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This article is based in part on material from the Spanish Wikipedia.

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Coordinates: 5°10′N 76°41′W / 5.167°N 76.683°W / 5.167; -76.683