Cauca, Colombie

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Depairtment o Cauca

Departamento del Cauca
Banner o Depairtment o Cauca
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Coat o airms o Depairtment o Cauca
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Motto(s): 
Por el Derecho a la Diferencia
(Spainyie: For the Richt tae a Difference)
Cauca shown in red
Cauca shown in red
Coordinates: 2°27′N 76°37′W / 2.450°N 76.617°W / 2.450; -76.617
Kintra Colombie
RegionAndean Region
Established15 Juin 1857
CaipitalPopayán
Govrenment
 • GovrenorTemistocles Ortega Narváez (Indigenous Social Alliance Muivement)
Area
 • Total29,308 km2 (11,316 sq mi)
Aurie rank13
Population
 (2005)[1]
 • Tot1,244,886
 • Rank11
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-CAU
Municipalities41
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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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