Where in Colombia is Shakira from?

Shakira – photo from jaswooduk

Question: What area of Colombia was Shakira born and raised in?

Answer: The singer Shakira is originally from the coastal city of Barranquilla in Northern Colombia just off the Caribbean sea.

Barranquilla which is the capital of Colombia’s Atlántico Department lies on the Magdalena Rivers west bank and is primarily an industrial port.

Shakira was born in the city on February 2, 1977 and continued to live there for most of her youth.

The singer secured a record deal after performing a number of songs at an audition in front of Sony Columbia executives in the countries capital of Bogotá.

The performance impressed the music executives so much, Shakira was rewarded with a three album record deal and the rest is history.