Chocó

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Chocó

 

a department in Colombia. Area, 47,200 sq km. Population, 202,000 (1973). The capital is Quibdó. Livestock is raised on pastureland, and fields are cultivated to aid animal husbandry. Gold, silver, and platinum are mined in Chocó. Industry includes sawmilling. Banana plantations are found near the Gulf of Urabá.

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Meanwhile, a reverse movement of black Chocoanos has headed to Medellin, the capital of Antioquia, in pursuit of the opportunities offered by a large and dynamic urban economy.
I]f the Chocoanos migrated in greater numbers, and especially if they tried to be socially mobile and claim higher status on a larger scale, there would be greater ethnic and racial antagonism directed at them from both working-class and bourgeois Antioquenos.
Chocoanos engage in seasonal migration within the region itself, moving up and down the rivers to pan gold and harvest forest products, and longer-term migration either to the rain-forest frontiers or to Colombia's major cities.