El Poblado is a comuna in the metropolitan area of the city of Medellín, Colombia. According to a 2005 census the population is 94,704 distributed among its land area of 1432.58 km². It is the wealthiest district of the city. The comuna consists of 24 barrios and is located at the south-east of the city boundaries. Its western boundary with the comuna of Guayabal runs along the Medellín River; it limits to the south with the city of Envigado, to the east with the township of Santa Elena and to the north with the comunas of La Candelaria and Buenos Aires.
El Poblado is also known as "Las Manzanas de Oro" (The Golden Apples) because it is the main center of the industrial and commercial life of the second largest economy of Colombia. The name El Poblado ("The Village") derives from the first Spanish settlement of the Aburrá Valley in 1616 that was built in what is today its main square. In 1675 the Spanish administration founded another village in El Sitio de Aná (The Aná Place), today's Berrío Square, designed to become the center of the future Medellín but El Poblado instead became the main economical center during the 20th century.