|10, -13.1684, 49.3108|
|• Region||Valle Vulpeculo|
|Latinians (91%), Natives (1%), Other (8%)|
|Nationalities||Latinans (92%), Other (8%)|
|• Mayor||Vladislav Modro|
|• Vice Mayor||Erwin Hunkersfeld|
|• Total||6522 km2|
|• Urban||3893 km2|
|• Rural||1342 km2|
|Elevation||1 m (195 ft)|
|• Estimate (2020)||4 000 000|
|• Census (2018)||3 994 322|
|Postal Code||7001 - 7030|
|Tram||few lines and one line to Taparello|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
|1||Cidudad Veja||Old Town||Center||1541||14 895||4.31||3 455.9|||
|2||Lado Izquedra||left side||Center||1824||34 785||10.20||3 410.3||||cultural district|
|3||Estaciones||Stations||Center||1842||32 674||8.50||3 488.0||||commercial|
|4||Lado Derecha||right side||Center||1834||61 875||8.21||7 536.5||||commercial|
|5||Universidad||university||Center||1834||69 563||7.38||9 425.9|||
|6||Nueva Sur||new south||west||1834||125 658||26.87||4 676.5|||
|7||Santa Amalia||west||1834||134 700||36.02||3 739.6|||
|8||San Martino||north||1855||103 564||19.86||5214.7|||
|9||Botanico||botanic||north||1860||165 429||30.34||5 452.5|||
|10||Libertade||freedom||east||1854||254 832||45.46||5 593.3||||commercial|
|11||Baranquellion||east||1864||208 341||39.77||5 238.6|||
|12||Edificante||edifying||east||1892||218 6659||54.51||4 011.4|||
|13||Tilos Veja||Linden (old village)||east||1892||71 301||14.34||4 972.2|||
|14||Lago los Tilos||Linden lake||east||1874||105 652||108.13||977.1|||
|15||Matanzas||Slaughterhouses||West||1856||188 562||40.34||4 674.3|||
|16||Oregano||Oregano||West||1862||267 320||77.84||3 305.8|||
|17||Escondrijo||West||1892||288 451||64.72||4 456.9|||
|18||Estadio||Stadium||Nord||1916||188 568||130.91||1 440.4|||
|19||Zoo||Zoo||Nord||1916||201 800||116.15||1 734.4|||
|20||Fuente Blanca||White Spring||Nord||1900||155 321||48.79||3 183.5|||
|21||Independencia||independance||south||1860||108 563||18.33||5 922.7||||commercial|
|22||Esperanza||Hope||south||1854||153 763||54.34||2 829.6|||
|23||Especias||Spices||South||1872||123 679||77.40||1 597.9|||
|24||Satylas||South||1892||90 432||45.54||1 9856.8|||
|25||Galida||South||1892||94 567||70.77||1 341.9|||
|27||Fogalo-Sur||South||1916||98 604||62.12||1 587.3|||
|28||Campo las Hayas||Beeches camp||north||1916||156 792||51.54||3 042.1|||
|29||Venezia||South||1970||133 658||27.44||4 870.9|||
|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||||including the water area of the harbour|
|city total||3 994 223||2033.61|||
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.
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?)
|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||18.104.22.168 - Astilleros|
|Cortes locales oueste||local court west||Avenida Pleyel||7||8 - Voplorex|
|Ayuntamento del Cidudad||Town Hall||Plaza Ayuntiamento||1||22.214.171.124.8 - 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|
Porto Colon has several sibling cities, as per the guidelines of Sibling Cities of the World: