Amazonas Department

Coordinates: 1°30′S 71°30′W / 1.500°S 71.500°W / -1.500; -71.500
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Flag of Amazonas
Coat of arms of Amazonas
Entre todos podemos
(Spanish: All of us, can)
Anthem: Himno de Amazonas
Amazonas shown in red
Amazonas shown in red
Coordinates: 1°30′S 71°30′W / 1.500°S 71.500°W / -1.500; -71.500
Country Colombia
RegionAmazonía Region
EstablishedOctober 5, 1991
 • GovernorCarlos Rodríguez Celis (Colombian Green Party)
 • Total109,665 km2 (42,342 sq mi)
 • Rank1st
 • Total74,541
 • Rank30th
 • Density0.68/km2 (1.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-AMA

Department of Amazonas (Spanish: Departamento del Amazonas, amaˈsonas) is a department in the southern Colombia. The capital is Leticia. The name comes from the Amazon River that drains much in the department and the rainforest that covers a large part of the department.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nuestro Departamento: Información general: Geografía". Gobernación del Amazonas. Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  2. "DANE". Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2013.