Vichada Department

department of Colombia

Vichada Department is a department of Colombia in South America. The capital and largest town is Puerto Carreño.

Vichada Department
Departamento del Vichada
Flag of Vichada Department
Coat of arms of Vichada Department
Motto(s): 
Tierra de hombres para hombres sin tierra
Land of men for men without land[1]
Vichada shown in red
Vichada shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Coordinates: 6°11′N 67°28′W / 6.183°N 67.467°W / 6.183; -67.467Coordinates: 6°11′N 67°28′W / 6.183°N 67.467°W / 6.183; -67.467
Country Colombia
RegionOrinoquía Region
EstablishedJuly 5, 1913
CapitalPuerto Careño
Area
 • Total100,242 km2 (38,704 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)[4]
 • Total68,575
 • Density0.68/km2 (1.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-VID
Municipalities4
Websitewww.gobvichada.gov.co

Vichada borders Venezuela to the north and east.

MunicipalitiesEdit

 
Political division, municipalities of Vichada
  1. Cumaribo
  2. La Primavera
  3. Puerto Carreño
  4. Santa Rosalía
  5. San Jose de Ocune

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Conservación en Situ" (in Spanish). condesan.org. Archived from the original (doc) on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
  2. "Geografía e Historia: Ubicación, Extencion y Límites". Gobernación del Vichada.[permanent dead link]
  3. Kline, Harvey F. (2012). "Vichada, Department of". Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 493. ISBN 978-0-8108-7813-6.
  4. "DANE". Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2013.