Sucre, Colombie

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Depairtment o Sucre
Departamento de Sucre
Depairtment

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Sucre shown in red
Coordinates: 9°18′N 75°24′W / 9.300°N 75.400°W / 9.300; -75.400
Kintra Banner o Colombie Colombie
Region Caribbean Region
Established 18 August 1966
Caipital Sincelejo
Lairgest ceety Sincelejo
Government
 • Govrenor Jorge Carlos Barraza Farak (Partido Social de Unidad Nacional)
Area
 • Total 10,670 km2 (4,120 sq mi)
Area rank 27
Population (2005)[1]
 • Total 772,010
 • Rank 20
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-SUC
Municipalities 26
Website www.gobersucre.gov.co

Sucre is a depairtment in the Caribbean Natural Region o Colombie. The depairtment ranks 27t bi aurie, 10,670 km2 (4,120 sq mi) an it haes a population o 772,010, rankin 20t o aw the 32 depairtments o Colombie. Sucre is bordered bi the Caribbean on the northwast; bi Bolívar on the east an bi Córdoba on the wast.

Sucre wis namit in honor o the unthirldom hero Antonio José de Sucre who wis quotit bi the foonders o this depairtment in reference tae Simón Bolívar's daith as saying "They hae killed ma hert", spression said while cruisin the territory o the present day Sucre Depairtment.

As o 2009, the Sucre Depairtment haes an estimatit population o 802,733, o which 234,886 are in the depairtment caipital Sincelejo, accordin tae the DANE projections.

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