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Depairtment o Vichada

Departamento del Vichada
Banner o Depairtment o Vichada
Coat of airms o Depairtment o Vichada
Coat airms
Tierra de hombres para hombres sin tierra
Land o men for men athoot land[1]
Vichada shown in red
Vichada shown in red
Coordinates: 6°11′N 67°28′W / 6.183°N 67.467°W / 6.183; -67.467
Kintra Colombie
RegionOrinoquía Region
Established4 Julie 1991
CaipitalPuerto Carreño
 • Total100242 km2 (38,704 sq mi)
Area rank2
 • Total97,276
 • Rank31
 • Density0.97/km2 (2.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-VIC

Vichada (Spaingie: 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 atween 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

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. ["(in Spaingie)[[Category:Airticles wi Spaingie-leid freemit airtins]] Conservacion en Situ". Archived frae the original on 25 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 20 Julie 2012. URL–wikilink conflict (help) (in Spaingie) Conservacion en Situ]
  3. a b c ["(in Spaingie)[[Category:Airticles wi Spaingie-leid freemit airtins]] Alcaldia de Puerto Carreño: Historia". Archived frae the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 22 November 2013. URL–wikilink conflict (help) (in Spaingie) Alcaldia de Puerto Carreño: Historia]

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