Depairtments o Colombie

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Colombie is an unitary republic formed bi thirty-twa depairtments (Spainyie: departamentos, sing. departamento) an a Caipital Destrict (Distrito Capital). Each depairtment haes a Govrenor (gobernador) an a Depairtment Assembly (Asamblea Departamental), electit bi popular vote for a fower-year period. The govrenor canna be re-electit in consecutive periods. Depairtments are kintra subdiveesions an are grantit a certain degree o autonomy.

Depairtments are formed bi a groupin o municipalities (municipios, sing. municipio). Municipal govrenment is heidit bi mayor (alcalde) an admeenistered bi a Municipal Cooncil (concejo municipal), baith o which are electit for fower-year periods.

The Caipital Destrict is the kintra's caipital, Bogotá. Bogotá is partially dependent on the Cundinamarca Depairtment that surroonds it.

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Each ane o the depairtments o Colombie in the cairt belaw airts tae a correspondin airticle.

La Guajira Magdalena Atlántico Cesar Bolívar Norte de Santander Sucre Córdoba Santander Antioquia Boyacá Arauca Chocó Caldas Cundinamarca Casanare Vichada Valle del Cauca Tolima Meta Huila Guainía Guaviare Cauca Vaupés Nariño Caquetá Putumayo Amazonas Risaralda Risaralda Quindío Quindío Bogotá Bogotá Airchipelago o San Andrés, Providencia an Santa CatalinaDepartments of colombia.svg
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Depairtment Caipital Aurie (km²) Population Date o establishment
* Bogotá, Distrito Capital 1,587 7,117,984 6 August 1538
1 Amazonas Leticia 109,665 80,360 5 October 1991
2 Antioquia Medellín 63,612 5,750,478 1826
3 Arauca Arauca 23,818 282,302 4 Julie 1991
4 Atlántico Barranquilla 3,388 2,365,663 1910
5 Bolívar Cartagena 25,978 2,229,967 15 Juin 1857
6 Boyacá Tunja 23,189 1,411,239 1858
7 Caldas Manizales 7,888 1,170,187 1905
8 Caquetá Florencia 88,965 463,333 1982
9 Casanare Yopal 44,640 325,713 4 Julie 1991
10 Cauca Popayán 29,308 1,363,054 15 Juin 1857
11 Cesar Valledupar 22,905 1,050,303 December 1967
12 Chocó Quibdó 46,530 413,173 3 November 1947
13 Córdoba Montería 25,020 1,392,905 18 Juin 1952
14 Cundinamarca Bogotá 24,210 *9,467,562 15 Juin 1857
15 Guainía Inirida 72,238 43,314 13 Julie 1963
16 Guaviare San José del Guaviare   53,460 133,236 4 Julie 1991
17 Huila Neiva 19,890 994,218 1905
18 La Guajira Riohacha 20,848 524,619 1 Julie 1965
19 Magdalena Santa Marta 23,188 1,403,318 25 Julie 1824
20 Meta Villavicencio 85,635 771,089 1 Julie 1960
21 Nariño Pasto 33,268 1,775,139 6 August 1904
22 Norte de Santander Cúcuta 21,658 1,493,932 25 Julie 1910
23 Putumayo Mocoa 24,885 378,483 1991
24 Quindío Armenia 1,845 613,375 1 Julie 1966
25 Risaralda Pereira 4,140 1,024,362 1 Julie 1966
26 San Andrés an Providencia   San Andrés 52 83,491 4 Julie 1991
27 Santander Bucaramanga 30,537 2,085,084 13 Mey 1857
28 Sucre Sincelejo 10,917 868,648 18 August 1966
29 Tolima Ibagué 23,562 1,312,972 4 August 1886
30 Valle del Cauca Cali 22,140 4,524,678 16 Aprile 1910
31 Vaupés Mitú 54,135 33,152 4 Julie 1991
32 Vichada Puerto Carreño 100,242 97,276 5 Julie 1991
* Estimate includes the kintra's caipital, Bogotá.

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