Colombia

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The country of Colombia

Continent: South America

States/Provinces in Colombia: Atlántico Department, Bogotá, Bolívar Department, Córdoba Department, Magdalena Department, Sucre Department

 


Emergencies in this area: 2010 Colombia Floods, 2010 Dengue Epidemic

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Introduction

Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia (Spanish: República de Colombia, is a constitutional republic in northwestern South America. Colombia is bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the northwest by Panama; and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. Colombia also shares maritime borders with Venezuela, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. With a population of over 45 million people, Colombia has the 29th largest population in the world and the second largest in South America, after Brazil. Colombia has the fourth largest Spanish-speaking population in the world after Mexico, the United States, and Spain. Area: 1,141,748 km2 (440,831 sq mi). Population: (2010 estimate) 45,586,233. Capital: Bogotá. Wikipedia:Colombia

Departments of Colombia

Colombia is an unitary republic formed by thirty-two departments (Spanish: departamentos, sing. departamento) and a Capital District (Distrito Capital). Each department has a Governor (gobernador) and a Department Assembly (Asamblea Departamental), elected by popular vote for a four-year period. The governor cannot be re-elected in consecutive periods. Departments are country subdivisions and are granted a certain degree of autonomy.

Source: Wikipedia:Departments of Colombia
Department Capital Area (km²) Population Date of establishment
* Bogotá Distrito Capital 1587 7117984 August 6, 1538
1 Amazonas Department Leticia 109665 80360 October 5, 1991
2 Antioquia Department Medellín 63612 5750478 1826
3 Arauca Department Arauca 23818 282302 July 4, 1991
4 Atlántico Department Barranquilla 3388 2365663 1910
5 Bolívar Department Cartagena 25978 2229967 June 15, 1857
6 Boyacá Department Tunja 23189 1411239 1858
7 Caldas Department Manizales 7888 1170187 1905
8 Caquetá Department Florencia (Caquetá) 88965 463333 1982
9 Casanare Department Yopal 44640 325713 July 4, 1991
10 Cauca Department Popayán 29308 1363054 June 15, 1857
11 Cesar Department Valledupar 22905 1050303 December, 1967
12 Chocó Department Quibdó 46530 413173 November 3, 1947
13 Córdoba Department Montería 25020 1392905 June 18, 1952
14 Cundinamarca Department Bogotá 24210 *9467562 June 15, 1857
15 Guainía Department Inírida 72238 43314 July 13, 1963
16 Guaviare Department San José del Guaviare 53460 133236 July 4, 1991
17 Huila Department Neiva 19890 994218 1905
18 La Guajira Department Riohacha 20848 524619 July 1, 1965
19 Magdalena Department Santa Marta 23188 1403318 July 25, 1824
20 Meta Department Villavicencio 85635 771089 July 1, 1960
21 Nariño Department Pasto 33268 1775139 August 6, 1904
22 Norte de Santander Department Cúcuta 21658 1493932 July 25, 1910
23 Putumayo Department Mocoa 24885 378483 1991
24 Quindío Department Armenia (Colombia) 1845 613375 July 1, 1966
25 Risaralda Department Pereira (Colombia) 4140 1024362 July 1, 1966
26 San Andrés and Providencia Department San Andrés (Colombia) 52 83491 July 4, 1991
27 Santander Department Bucaramanga 30537 2085084 May 13, 1857
28 Sucre Department Sincelejo 10917 868648 August 18, 1966
29 Tolima Department Ibagué 23562 1312972 August 4, 1886
30 Valle del Cauca Department Cali 22140 4524678 April 16, 1910
31 Vaupés Department Mitú 54135 33152 July 4, 1991
32 Vichada Department Puerto Carreño 100242 97276 July 5, 1991
* Estimate includes the country's capital, Bogotá.

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