Tolima Department

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Department of Tolima

Departamento del Tolima
Flag of Department of Tolima
Flag
Coat of arms of Department of Tolima
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Unidos por la grandeza del Tolima
Anthem: Bunde Tolimense
Tolima shown in red
Tolima shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Coordinates: 4°26′N 75°14′W / 4.433°N 75.233°W / 4.433; -75.233Coordinates: 4°26′N 75°14′W / 4.433°N 75.233°W / 4.433; -75.233
Country Colombia
RegionAndean Region
EstablishedAugust 4, 1886
CapitalIbagué
Area
 • Total23,562 km2 (9,097 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total1,400,203
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-TOL
Provinces6
Websitewww.tolima.gov.co

Tolima is a department in Colombia. Its capital is Ibagué.

Tolima is home to the Las Hermosas and Nevado del Huila National Natural Parks. The Magdalena River travels from south to north in the department.

Ten presidents were born in the department: Domingo Caycedo, José María Melo, Manuel Murillo Toro, José María Rojas Garrido, Miguel Abadía Méndez, Alfonso López Michelsen, Darío Echandía, Carlos Lozano y Lozano, Gabriel París, and Deogracias Fonseca.

Municipalities[change | change source]

The Department of Tolima groups its municipalities into six provinces: Norte, Oriente, Sur, Ibagué, Suroriente, and Nevados.

References[change | change source]

  1. "DANE". Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)