Amazonas Department

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Amazonas
Flag of Amazonas
Flag
Coat of arms of Amazonas
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Entre todos podemos
(Spanish: All of us, can)
Anthem: Himno de Amazonas
Amazonas shown in red
Amazonas shown in red
Country Colombia
RegionAmazonía Region
EstablishedOctober 5, 1991
CapitalLeticia
Government
 • GovernorCarlos Rodríguez Celis (Colombian Green Party)
Area
 • Total109,665 km2 (42,342 sq mi)
Area rank1st
Population
(2013)[2]
 • Total74,541
 • Rank30th
 • Density0.68/km2 (1.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-AMA
Websitewww.amazonas.gov.co

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.
  2. "DANE". Retrieved February 13, 2013.