Villavicencio

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Villavicencio
City
Center of Villavicencio

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Location map of the municipality and city of Villavicencio in the Department of Meta.
Villavicencio is located in Colombia
Villavicencio
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°9′N 73°38′W / 4.15°N 73.633°W / 4.15; -73.633Coordinates: 4°9′N 73°38′W / 4.15°N 73.633°W / 4.15; -73.633
Country  Colombia
Region Orinoquía
Department Department of Meta
Founded 1840
Government
 • Mayor Juan Guillermo Zuluaga Cardona
Area
 • Total 1,328 km2 (513 sq mi)
Elevation 467 m (1,532 ft)
Population (2005)[1]
 • Total 384,131
 • Density 289.26/km2 (749.17/sq mi)
Demonym Villavicense
Time zone Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05)
Area code(s) 57 + 8

Villavicencio is a city in Colombia. It is the largest city and the capital of the Department of Meta. Villavicencio is on the great Colombian–Venezuelan plain called Los Llanos. In 2005, the population was 384,131. the city was founded as in 1840. The city became the capital of the department in 1959.

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