Villavicencio

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Villavicencio
City
Flag of Villavicencio
Official seal of Villavicencio
Location map of the municipality and city of Villavicencio in the Department of Meta.
Location map of the municipality and city of Villavicencio in the Department of Meta.
Villavicencio is located in Colombia
Villavicencio
Villavicencio
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°9′N 73°38′W / 4.150°N 73.633°W / 4.150; -73.633Coordinates: 4°9′N 73°38′W / 4.150°N 73.633°W / 4.150; -73.633
CountryColombia
RegionOrinoquía
DepartmentDepartment of Meta
Founded1840
Government
 • MayorJuan Guillermo Zuluaga Cardona
Area
 • Total1,328 km2 (513 sq mi)
Elevation
467 m (1,532 ft)
Population
 (2005)[1]
 • Total384,131
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Villavicense
Time zoneUTC-05 (Eastern Time Zone)
Area code(s)57 + 8
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

Villavicencio is a city in Colombia. It is the largest city and the capital of the Department of Meta. Villavicencio is on the great Colombian–Venezuelan plain called Los Llanos. In 2005, 384,131 people lived there. the city was founded as in 1840. The city became the capital of the department in 1959.

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