Antioquia Department

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Department of Antioquia

Departamento de Antioquia
Flag of Department of Antioquia
Flag
Coat of arms of Department of Antioquia
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Liberty and Valour
(Spanish: Libertad y Valor)
Anthem: Himno de Antioquia
Antioquia shown in red
Antioquia shown in red
Coordinates: 6°13′N 75°34′W / 6.217°N 75.567°W / 6.217; -75.567Coordinates: 6°13′N 75°34′W / 6.217°N 75.567°W / 6.217; -75.567
Country Colombia
RegionAndean Region
Established1826
CapitalMedellín
Government
 • GovernorSergio Fajardo (Colombian Green Party)
Area
 • Total63,612 km2 (24,561 sq mi)
Area rank6th
Population
 (2013)[3]
 • Total6,299,886
 • Rank2nd
 • Density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Antioqueño, -a
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-ANT
Provinces9
Municipalities125
Websitewww.gobant.gov.co

The Department of Antioquia is one of the 32 departments of Colombia. It is located in the central northwestern part of Colombia with a narrow section that borders the Caribbean Sea. The capital is Medellín.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Government of Antioquia". Gobernación de Antioquia, República de Colombia. Archived from the original on 16 November 2011.
  2. Kline, Harvey F. (2012). "Antioquia, Department of". Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-8108-7813-6.
  3. "DANE". Retrieved 13 February 2013.[dead link]