Departments of Colombia

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Colombia is a unitary republic conformed by 32 departments (Spanish: departamentos, sing. departamento) and a Capital District (Spanish Distrito Capital). Each department has a Governor (gobernador) and an Department Assembly (Asamblea Departamental), elected by the people for a four-year period. The governor cannot be re-elected for an immediately consecutive period.

Departments are further divided in municpalities (Spanish: municipios, sing. municipio). Municipal government is composed by a mayor (alcalde) and a Municipal Council (concejo municipal), both of them elected by the people for a four-year period.

Bogotá is organized as Capital District, and is partially dependent of the Department of Cundinamarca.

#DepartmentCapitalAreaPopulationMap
Departments of Colombia
1AmazonasLeticia 109,665 km²80,360
2AntioquiaMedellín 63,612 km²5,750,478
3AraucaArauca 23,818 km²282,302
4AtlánticoBarranquilla 3,388 km²2,365,663
5BolívarCartagena 25,978 km²2,229,967
6BoyacáTunja 23,189 km²1,411,239
7CaldasManizales 7,888 km²1,170,187
8CaquetáFlorencia 88,965 km²463,333
9CasanareYopal 44,640 km²325,713
10CaucaPopayán 29,308 km²1,363,054
11CesarValledupar 22,905 km²1,050,303
12ChocóQuibdó 46,530 km²413,173
13CórdobaMontería 25,020 km²1,392,905
14CundinamarcaBogotá 24,210 km²9,467,562
15GuainíaPuerto Inírida 72,238 km²43,314
16GuaviareSan José del Guaviare 53,460 km²133,236
17HuilaNeiva 19,890 km²994,218
18La GuajiraRiohacha 20,848 km²524,619
19MagdalenaSanta Marta 23,188 km²1,403,318
20MetaVillavicencio 85,635 km²771,089
21NariñoPasto 33,268 km²1,775,139
22Norte de SantanderCúcuta 21,658 km²1,493,932
23PutumayoMocoa 24,885 km²378,483
24QuindíoArmenia 1,845 km²613,375
25RisaraldaPereira 4,140 km²1,024,362
26San Andres and ProvidenciaSan Andrés 52 km²83,491
27SantanderBucaramanga 30,537 km²2,085,084
28SucreSincelejo 10,917 km²868,648
29TolimaIbagué 23,562 km²1,312,972
30Valle del CaucaCali 22,140 km²4,524,678
31VaupésMitú 54,135 km²33,152
32VichadaPuerto Carreño 100,242 km²97,276
DistrictAreaPopulation
Bogotá, Distrito Capital 1,587 km²7,117,984

See also

External links

pt:Subdivisões da Colômbia sv:Colombias departament

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