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Depairtment o Chocó
Departamento de Chocó


Coat of arms
Chocó shown in red
Coordinates: 5°42′N 76°40′W / 5.700°N 76.667°W / 5.700; -76.667
Kintra  Colombie
Region Paceefic Region
Established 3 November 1947
Caipital Quibdó
 • Govrenor interim (Appointment)
 • Tot 46,530 km2 (17,970 sq mi)
Aurie rank 9
Population (2005)[1]
 • Tot 441,395
 • Rank 23
 • Density 9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-CHO
Municipalities 30

Chocó is a depairtment o Colombie kent for its lairge Afro-Colombie population. It is in the wast o the kintra, an is the anerlie Colombie depairtment tae hae coastlines on baith the Paceefic Ocean an the Atlantic Ocean. It haes aw o Colombie's border wi Panama an aw. Its caipital is Quibdó.

Chocó haes a diverse geografie, unique ecoseestems an unsploitit natural resources. Housomeivver, its population haes ane o the lawest staundarts o livin o aw depairtments in Colombie. In Mairch 2007 Colombie media reportit that some 50 childer starvit in less than three months, creatin awareness o the grave condition Chocó inhabitants are facin. Infrastructur problems wur revealed an aw. For example, despite its status as the warld's rainiest lawland, wi close tae 400 inches o annual precipitation,[2] Chocó's caipital Quibdó wis left athoot watter.[3]

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Chocó is inhabitit predominantly bi stryndants o African slaves brocht bi the Spainyie Colonisers efter conquerin the Americas. The seicont race/ethnic group are the Emberá, the remainin Native American fowk, wi mair than hauf o their total population in Colombie livin in Chocó, some 35,500. They practice huntin an airtisan fishin an live near rivers.

The total population as o 2005 wis less than hauf a million, wi mair than hauf livin in the Quibdó. Accordin tae a 2005 census[4] the ethnic composition o the depairtment is:

Touns an municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Quibdó is the lairgest ceety wi a population o amaist 100,000. Ither important ceeties an touns include Istmina, Condoto, Nóvita an El Carmen in the interior, Acandí on the Caribbean coast, an Solano on the Paceefic coast. Resorts include Capurgana on the Caribbean coast, an Jurado, Nuquí, an Bahía Solano on the wast coast.

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Resultados censo général 2005: Chocó
  2. James J. Parsons (November 1978), "Review of Slavery on the Spanish Frontier: The Colombian Chocó, 1680-1810 by William Frederick Sharp", The Hispanic American Historical Review (Duke University Press) 58 (4): 717–718, JSTOR 2513352 
  3. "¿Se debe acabar Chocó?". Semana (in Spanish) (Bogotá: 31 March 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  4. "La visibilización estadística de los grupos étnicos colombianos" (PDF) (in español). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 2010-11-13. 

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