officially Santa Cruz de Mompox
, is a town and
municipality in northern Colombia, in the Bolívar Department, which has
preserved its colonial character. Located on an island in the Magdalena River
where it joins the Cauca River, 249 kilometers from Cartagena. Mompox depends
upon tourism, fishing and some commerce generated by the local cattle raising.
It has about 30,000 inhabitants, and is adjacent to the municipalities of
Pinillos and San Fernando.