Department of Vaupés
Departamento del Vaupés
Vaupés shown in red
Topography of the department
|Established||July 4, 1991|
|• Total||54,135 km2 (20,902 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.79/km2 (2.0/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CO-VAU|
Because of its location in the Amazon jungle, it has no roads connecting it with the rest of the country or internally from settlement to settlement. Commerce and contact with the outside world is done through travel along the main rivers and by means of air travel. Several of the small settlements have airstrips with service to the department's capital, Mitú.
Administrative divisions[change | change source]
Because of its small population and vast extension of land, Vaupés only has 3 municipalities. Other sections of the Department were classified as an especial type of Corregimiento, which has certain hybrid functions.
Municipalities[change | change source]
Department Corregimientos[change | change source]
Municipal Corregimientos[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Nuestro Departamento: Información general". Gobernación del Vaupés. Archived from the original on 2013-02-16. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
- "Vaupés, Department of". Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Scarecrow Press. 2012. p. 291. ISBN 978-0-8108-7813-6.
- "DANE". Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
- (in Spanish) Finagro; Vaupes Department