Porto Colon

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10, -13.1684, 49.3108
Porto Colon
Colon
City
Flag
Flag
CountryLatina
 • RegionValle Vulpeculo
Location of Porto Colon in Latina
Location of Porto Colon in Latina
Ethnic Groups
(2014)
Latinians (91%), Natives (1%), Other (8%)
NationalitiesLatinans (92%), Other (8%)
DemonymColon
Government
 • MayorVladislav Modro
 • Vice MayorErwin Hunkersfeld
Area
 • Total6522 km2
 • Urban3893 km2
 • Rural1342 km2
Elevation1 m (195 ft)
Population
 • Estimate (2020)4 000 000
 • Census (2018)3 994 322
 • Density2750/km2
Postal Code7001 - 7030
Telephone Code071
Metro13 lines
Tramfew lines and one line to Taparello
Websitepcolon.lc

Porto Colon 12, -13.1077, 48.7161 is the greatest harbour of Latina and a city of 3.994.322 inhabitants - within the City of Taparello (itself 649.691 inhabitants) in total 4.644.013 inhabitants and so seen the third greatest town in the land after Latina (Cidudad) and Cordoba. Porto Colon is the capital of the province "Valle Vulpeculo" (little fox valley) of Latina.


History

The older shed # 50 in the harbour

The first capital of the colony New Holland and the first great harbour was Van Pelt, in that time called New Durië. Porto Colon - founded 1641 - in the first time was only of local importance. After railways were layed in the 1850-years, the importance of Porto Colon began to grow. From Porto Colon to Latina (Ciudad) the way is a lot shorter as from Van Pelt. So at the end of the 19th century and in the beginning of the 20th Porto Colon was a "boomtown". 1898 the harbour was widened in the area of Taparello too. So now the old town of Taparello is nearly enclosed from the harbour 14, -13.1909, 49.1764. Nevertheless til today Taparello is an independent town.

Around the bay and the harbour more and more suburbs are urbanisized, fields and woods become houses. As law in Latina, a certain percence of the ground are reserved for parks and recreation. Menwhile are long distzances usual, to get to the workingplace, so that Porto Colon gets elevated steam-railways and since 1911 a net of electric metro-lines.

1954 was build the new national-stadium in the northwest of the town - the second after the stadium in Latina (Ciudad). Til today the town is growing and at several places new urbanisations took place. One of the newest quarter is Barrio # 29 (Venezia) in formerly swamp-land with canals and an romantic touch for the higher level of housing. Here you need no car and with the cercania-lines from Fritominos you can come in short time in the city.

Harbour

Porto Colon is the greatest harbour of Latina and one of the greatest harbours worldwide (see 11, -13.2176, 49.1198). The harbour lays at the Asperic Ocean. The harbour has 21 bassins and 172 sheds for store goods. At the left and at the right side of the harbour are important railway-infrastructure, to bring and to distrubute the goods. Under the bay of the harbour therefore is a railway-tunnel (opened 1987), to links both sides. In the town are the great slaughterhouses, so Porto Colon is the main exporting-harbour for meat of Latina.

In Porto Colon is the international sea-justice court. In the old town in a row at the street "Transversale A" (Metro: Embajadores) of Porto Colon are consulates of all seagoing nation, who send ships in this harbour.

Transportation

Streets

At Porto Colon ends the 3-lane motorway # 7 from Latina (Cidudad). Motorway # 19 from Delta to Van Pelt goes thrugh Porto Colon. Motorway 20 lead to the south along the coast to Pugall. Motorway # 7 a is namely for the harbour-traffic. A tunnel under the Bahia Colon - parallel to the railway-tunnel - is in work. Porto Colon is served from the primary-routes ## 36, 82, 89, 90 and 91.

Railway

Porto Colon is the terminal of the hi-speed railway (AVE) line # 7 from Latina (Cidudad) and line # 13 to Van Pelt and New Dublin in Tara. Most of the AVE-trains of line # 7 run through to Taparello. The main-rail to the west have 8, later 6 tracks (2 for the AVE-trains, 2 normal and 2 for goods-trains).

1845 was build the first section of the railway to Latina (Cidudad), starting at the Estacion Central. To the northern directions 1851 nearby was build the northern station, to avoid a long bow, to reach the central station. Til today the some traffic to the north side started at the northern station.

The commuter-lines ("Cercanias"), which terminated til 1908 at the central station or at the northern station, are connected in this year by occassion of electrification with a short tunnel-line between both stations. The tunnel has 4 tracks between the Central station and the northern station. For the southern lines via Fritominos is build 1985 a shorter line to avoid the great bow to the western station. At Fritominos you can change the train with metro-line # 6 at the same platform. The metro here drives on the left side, for an halt at the same "downtown"-platform as the cercanias.

The system is served with 9 lines (the numbers are the RENFEL shedule-numbers):

a) southern lines via Fritominos

  • 180 = Cabo de Chien - Penelope - Fritominos - Central-Station - San Miguel - Villa Amento - Figon
  • 181 = Florina - Santa Brigitta - Fritominos - Central-Station - San Miguel - Villa Amento - San Sebastian
  • 182 = Villa Urbana - Santa Brigitta - Fritominos - Central-Station - San Miguel - San Isidoro - Bella Vista
  • 183 = Villa Beata - Villa Vicapis - Fritominos - Central-Station - San Miguel - San Isodoro
  • 184 = Villa Alondra - Villa Vicapis - Fritominos - Central-Station - San Miguel - Tilos - Taparello-Sur

b) western line to Independencia

  • 185 = Independencia - Feria Veja - Central-Station - San Miguel - Tilos - Taparello-Sur

c) northern lines via Escondrijo

  • 186 = Pleyel - Estadio - Escondrijo - Central Station - San Miguel - Tilos - Taparello-Sur - (Playa Atlantico)
  • 187 = Airport - Estadio - Escondrijo - Central Station - San Miguel - Tilos - Taparello - Playa Atlantico
  • 188 = Garincha - Estadio - Escondrijo - Central Station - San Miguel - Tilos - Taparello - Cabo de Fuentes

Airport

From the airport of Porto Colon starting intercontinental flights. The airport is the second important in Latina after Latina (Cidudad) itself.

Metro and Streetcars

Porto Colon has a net of 13 metro-lines and few streetcar-lines. A good overlook about the net give 12, -13.1101, 48.7896. More information see at the main-article Metro Porto Colon

Suburbs

Porto Colon is divided in 29 suburbs. Postal Code is always 71.. and the number of the suburb (always 4 numerals 7101 to 7129). Suburb # 30 is the area of the harbour of Porto colon. Government and greater organisations have postalcodes from 7131 to maximal 7139

Like in Latina (Cidudad) always for some barrios are local courts in service - so there are local courts for the suburbs in the center, north, east, west and south.

Number Name ingerish Court to city inhabitants km² density map remark
1 Cidudad Veja Old Town Center 1541 14 895 4.31 3 455.9 [1]
2 Lado Izquedra left side Center 1824 34 785 10.20 3 410.3 [2] cultural district
3 Estaciones Stations Center 1842 32 674 8.50 3 488.0 [3] commercial
4 Lado Derecha right side Center 1834 61 875 8.21 7 536.5 [4] commercial
5 Universidad university Center 1834 69 563 7.38 9 425.9 [5]
6 Nueva Sur new south west 1834 125 658 26.87 4 676.5 [6]
7 Santa Amalia west 1834 134 700 36.02 3 739.6 [7]
8 San Martino north 1855 103 564 19.86 5214.7 [8]
9 Botanico botanic north 1860 165 429 30.34 5 452.5 [9]
10 Libertade freedom east 1854 254 832 45.46 5 593.3 [10] commercial
11 Baranquellion east 1864 208 341 39.77 5 238.6 [11]
12 Edificante edifying east 1892 218 6659 54.51 4 011.4 [12]
13 Tilos Veja Linden (old village) east 1892 71 301 14.34 4 972.2 [13]
14 Lago los Tilos Linden lake east 1874 105 652 108.13 977.1 [14]
15 Matanzas Slaughterhouses West 1856 188 562 40.34 4 674.3 [15]
16 Oregano Oregano West 1862 267 320 77.84 3 305.8 [16]
17 Escondrijo West 1892 288 451 64.72 4 456.9 [17]
18 Estadio Stadium Nord 1916 188 568 130.91 1 440.4 [18]
19 Zoo Zoo Nord 1916 201 800 116.15 1 734.4 [19]
20 Fuente Blanca White Spring Nord 1900 155 321 48.79 3 183.5 [20]
21 Independencia independance south 1860 108 563 18.33 5 922.7 [21] commercial
22 Esperanza Hope south 1854 153 763 54.34 2 829.6 [22]
23 Especias Spices South 1872 123 679 77.40 1 597.9 [23]
24 Satylas South 1892 90 432 45.54 1 9856.8 [24]
25 Galida South 1892 94 567 70.77 1 341.9 [25]
26 Fogalo-Norte South 1892 102 314 73.00 1401.6 [26]
27 Fogalo-Sur South 1916 98 604 62.12 1 587.3 [27]
28 Campo las Hayas Beeches camp north 1916 156 792 51.54 3 042.1 [28]
29 Venezia South 1970 133 658 27.44 4 870.9 [29]
city urbanisized 3 993 601 1 372.93 2 872.9 area without the harbour and the bay
30 Porto Harbour South 622 660.68 [30] including the water area of the harbour
city total 3 994 223 2033.61 [31]

Oeconomics

Porto Colon is a working town. Here are the great slaughterhouse for the export of meat. Porto Colon has two areas for fairs (Ferias - Messen). One older and a new university at the southend give competence. West of Porto Colon, in Independencia, are great industirial complexes.

other

Between Porto Colon and Taparello are the garden of the "Parque des Reyes", the palace of the viceroy, as New Holland was a colony. North of them is a great Arboretum (8 km²). Porto Colon has the second football national-stadium.


Citizens Service (What is where?)

Object ingerish Adress Barrio Metro Remarks
Cortes maritime internacional International sea justice 601, Avenida First Port 25 11 - Cortes Maritime
Cortes superiores Provincial high court of the province Calle Ferry 2 4.5 - Cortes
Cortes superiores Cidudad high court of the town Calle Ferry 2 4.5 - Cortes
Cortes locales centro local court center Plaza Colon 3 2.3.7 - Plaza Colon
Cortes locales norte local court north Avenida Pelayo 8 2.4 - Pelayo / Calle 24
Cortes locales este local court east Avenida Diagonal 11 3.7.10 - Diagonal
Cortes locales sur local court south Calle los Astilleros 21 1.2.4.11 - Astilleros
Cortes locales oueste local court west Avenida Pleyel 7 8 - Voplorex
Ayuntamento del Cidudad Town Hall Plaza Ayuntiamento 1 2.3.6.7.8 - Ayuntiamento also Ayuntamento for Barrio # 1
Commedia Theater comedique Avenida de Teatro 2 4.5.6 - Teatro
Hogar por Animalos Animal shelter Calle Elefantes 28 4 - Elefantes
Jardin Botanico Botanic Garden Avenida John Lennon 9 9 - Botanico
Matricula los Coches Car registration Calle Villon 22 10 - Villon an Technical inspection
Museo Archaeologico Calle Schliemann 4 4.13 - Museo Archaeologico
Objetos Perdidos lost and found Calle Erik el rojo 21 5 - Erik el rojo
Opera Plaza del Opera 5 1.2.11 - Opera and 4 - Wagner
Pinacoteka (classic) Art Gallery
Pinacoteka (modern) Art Gallery Calle 7 9 3 - Kandinsky
Philharmony Concert hall Calle Guimares 2 7.12 - Philharmonia
Teatro del Cidudad main theather Avenida del Teatro 2 4.5.6 - Teatro
Universidad (Centro) main buildung university Avenida Universidad 5 4.5 - Universidad
Zoo 19 4 - Zoo

Sibling Cities

Porto Colon has several sibling cities, as per the guidelines of Sibling Cities of the World: