Santander Department

department of Colombia

Santander is a department of Colombia. Its capital is the city of Bucaramanga.

Department of Santander

Departamento de Santander
Flag of Department of Santander
Flag
Coat of arms of Department of Santander
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Santandereanos siempre adelante
(Spanish: People of Santander always ahead)
Anthem: Himno de Santander
Santander shown in red
Santander shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Coordinates: 7°8′N 73°0′W / 7.133°N 73.000°W / 7.133; -73.000Coordinates: 7°8′N 73°0′W / 7.133°N 73.000°W / 7.133; -73.000
Country Colombia
RegionAndean Region
EstablishedMay 13, 1857
CapitalBucaramanga
Largest cityBucaramanga
Area
 • Total30,537 km2 (11,790 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total2,061,095
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-SAN
Provinces8
Municipalities87
Websitegobernaciondesantander.gov.co

The Magdalena River forms the eastern border.

Administrative divisionsEdit

ProvincesEdit

The department is subdivided into provinces:

MunicipalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Estimaciones de Población 1985 - 2005 y Proyecciones de Población 2005 - 2020 Total Municipal por Área (estimate)". Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística. Retrieved 16 January 2016.