Santander Department

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Department of Santander

Departamento de Santander
Flag of Department of Santander
Flag
Coat of arms of Department of Santander
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Santandereanos siempre adelante
(Spanish: People of Santander always ahead)
Anthem: Himno de Santander
Santander shown in red
Santander shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Coordinates: 7°8′N 73°0′W / 7.133°N 73.000°W / 7.133; -73.000Coordinates: 7°8′N 73°0′W / 7.133°N 73.000°W / 7.133; -73.000
Country Colombia
RegionAndean Region
EstablishedMay 13, 1857
CapitalBucaramanga
Largest cityBucaramanga
Area
 • Total30,537 km2 (11,790 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total2,061,095
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-SAN
Provinces8
Municipalities87
Websitegobernaciondesantander.gov.co

Santander is a department of Colombia. Its capital is the city of Bucaramanga.

The Magdalena River forms the eastern border.

Administrative divisions[change | change source]

Provinces[change | change source]

The department is subdivided into provinces:

Municipalities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Estimaciones de Población 1985 - 2005 y Proyecciones de Población 2005 - 2020 Total Municipal por Área (estimate)". Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística. Retrieved 16 January 2016.