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Haga click sobre la imagen para ampliarla Scene in Sucre - Sucre. Photo: Stephen Ferry

Scene in Sucre - Sucre. Photo: Stephen Ferry

The municipality of Sucre is located in La Mojana subregion, in the southeast portion of the department of Sucre. Its geographic coordinates are longitudei 8° 54´ north and  latitude 75° 43´ west of Greenwich; its planar coordinates are x=1,466,500 and y=929,000. According to the Agustin Codazzi Geographical Institute (IGAC, by its Spanish acronym), its area is 1110.54 km², equivalent to 10.75% of the department's total area.

It is very probable that García Márquez will select Sucre as the setting for his novel Crónica de una muerte anunciada [Chronicle of a Death Foretold]. Decisive episodes of the writer’s youth took place in Sucre, the place where he goes for his holidays and where he meets his siblings, just as he told it in Vivir para contarla [Living to Tell the Tale].

“My first holidays in Sucre began on a Sunday, at four in the afternoon, on a wharf bedecked with colored garlands and balloons and a plaza turned into an Easter bazaar. No sooner had I set foot on the mainland, when a beautiful girl, blonde and overwhelmingly spontaneous, hung from by neck and suffocated me with kisses. It was my sister Carmen Rosa, my father’s daughter prior to his marriage, who was spending a season with her unknown family (…).” Gabriel García Márquez, Vivir para contarla, 2002 [Living to Tell the Tale].

Consult the complete texts on Sucre in Las rutas de García Márquez guide, available at the following bookshops: Librería Nacional in Cartagena and Barranquilla and Librería Ábaco in Cartagena.

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