Cauca Department

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Department of Cauca
Departamento del Cauca
Department
Flag of Department of Cauca
Flag
Coat of arms of Department of Cauca
Coat of arms
Motto(s): Por el Derecho a la Diferencia
(Spanish: For the Right to a Difference)
Cauca shown in red
Cauca shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Coordinates: 2°27′N 76°37′W / 2.450°N 76.617°W / 2.450; -76.617Coordinates: 2°27′N 76°37′W / 2.450°N 76.617°W / 2.450; -76.617
Country Colombia
RegionAndean Region
EstablishedJune 15, 1857
CapitalPopayán
Government
 • GovernorOscar Rodrigo Campo Hurtado (2016-2019)
Area
 • Total29,308 km2 (11,316 sq mi)
Area rank13th
Population (2013)
 • Total1,354,744
 • Rank11th
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-CAU
Municipalities41
Website[1]

Cauca is a department in the southwestern part of the Colombia. The capital is Popayán.