Vichada

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Depairtment o Vichada
Departamento del Vichada
Depairtment

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Coat of arms
Motto: Tierra de hombres para hombres sin tierra
Land o men for men athoot land[1]
Vichada shown in red
Coordinates: 6°11′N 67°28′W / 6.183°N 67.467°W / 6.183; -67.467
Kintra  Colombie
Region Orinoquía Region
Established 4 Julie 1991
Caipital Puerto Carreño
Area
 • Total 100,242 km2 (38,704 sq mi)
Area rank 2
Population (2005)[2]
 • Total 97,276
 • Rank 31
 • Density 0.97/km2 (2.5/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-VIC
Municipalities 4
Website www.gobvichada.gov.co

Vichada (Spainyie: Departamento del Vichada) is a depairtment o the Colombie in Sooth Americae. Vichada is locatit in the eastren plains o Colombie, in the Orinoquia Region athin the Orinoco river basin. The depairtment is the seicont lairgest in Colombie an scarcely populatit in comparison tae ither depairtments.

The depairtment o Vichada wis previously a commissary established in 1913.

The lairgest toun an caipital o the depairtment is Puerto Carreño locatit in extreme northeastren pairt o the depairtment an borderin Venezuela. the depairtment is subdividit intae fower municipalities; Puerto Carreño, La Primavera, Santa Rosalía an Cumaribo. It contains 46 indigenous reserves an 6 commonties an aw.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1913 the govrenment o Colombie creatit the commissar o Vichada an the caipital wis established in a locality kent as El Picacho between the Meta an Orinoco rivers. The toun wis namit Puerto Carreño in honor o Pedro María Carreño, then actin Meenister o Govrenment.[3]

In August 1974, Puerto Carreño wis elevatit tae the category o municipality bi decree 1594 o that same year.[3]

On 5 Julie 1991 Vichada wis elevatit tae the category o depairtment an Puerto Carreño as its caipital.[3]

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Poleetical diveesion, municipalities o Vichada
  1. Cumaribo
  2. La Primavera
  3. Puerto Carreño
  4. Santa Rosalía

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