Cauca, Colombie

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Depairtment o Cauca
Departamento del Cauca
Depairtment

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Motto: Por el Derecho a la Diferencia
(Spainyie: For the Richt tae a Difference)
Cauca shown in red
Coordinates: 2°27′N 76°37′W / 2.450°N 76.617°W / 2.450; -76.617
Kintra  Colombie
Region Andean Region
Established 15 Juin 1857
Caipital Popayán
Government
 • Govrenor Temistocles Ortega Narváez (Indigenous Social Alliance Muivement)
Area
 • Total 29,308 km2 (11,316 sq mi)
Area rank 13
Population (2005)[1]
 • Total 1,244,886
 • Rank 11
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-CAU
Municipalities 41
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Cauca is a depairtment o Colombie. Located in the south-wastren pairt o the kintra, facin the Paceefic Ocean tae the wast, Valle del Cauca tae the north, Tolima tae the northeast, Huila tae the east an Nariño tae the sooth, Putumayo an Caqueta Depairtments are locatit an borderin the sootheast portion o Cauca Depairtment as well. coverin a total aurie o 29,308 km², the 13t lairgest in Colombie. Its caipital is the ceety o Popayán. The offshore island o Malpelo belangs tae the depairtment. It is locatit in the soothwast o the kintra near the Andean (atween 00°58'54"N an 03°19'04"N latitude, 75°47'36"W an 77°57'05"W langitude). The aurie includes 2.56% o the kintra. Cauca is considered the 'epicentre' o the Colombie airmit conflict as o 2011.[2]

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