Bolívar Department

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The State(Province) of Bolívar Department

Country: Colombia

Cities in Bolívar Department: Magangué

 


Emergencies in this area: 2010 Colombia Floods

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Introduction

Bolívar is a department of Colombia. It is in the north of the country, extending from the coast at Cartagena near the mouth of the Magdalena River, then south along the river to a border with Antioquia Department. Its capital is Cartagena, other important cities include Magangue and Turbaco. As of 2010 the Caribbean Bloc of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) are active in the region, were they control large territories and launch hit-and-run attacks against state forces. Area: 25,978 km2 (10,030.2 sq mi). Population (2005): 1,860,445. Wikipedia:Bolívar Department