Mompox or Mompós, 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.