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Departments of Colombia


Colombia is an unitary republic formed by thirty-two departments and a Capital District (Distrito Capital). Each department has a Governor (gobernador) and a Department Assembly (Asamblea Departamental), elected by popular vote for a four-year period. The governor cannot be re-elected in consecutive periods. Departments are country subdivisions and are granted a certain degree of autonomy.

Departments are formed by a grouping of municipalities . Municipal government is headed by mayor (alcalde) and administered by a Municipal Council (concejo municipal), both of which are elected for four-year periods.

The Capital District is the country's capital, Bogota. Bogota is partially dependent on the Department of Cundinamarca that surrounds it.

Chart of departments

Each one of the departments of Colombia in the map below links to a corresponding article.


Maps gallery

See also

[[ISO 3166-2:CO]]

List of Colombian flags

List of country subdivisions

List of political and geographic subdivisions by total area

External links

[[:fr:Liste des gouverneurs des departements colombiens|List of Colombian departments governors]]
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