Departments of Colombia

As the political departments administrative regions are called in Colombia, in which the country is divided. These administrative units are roughly comparable with the French départements, but have less skills than, say, the provinces of Italy.

Colombia is politically into 32 departments and one capital district (Distrito Capital), which includes the capital, Bogotá, divided. Each department has a Governor ( Gobernador ) and a general council ( Asamblea Departamental ), who are elected every four years by the people. The governor can not be re-elected for an immediately following reign. Bogotá is the capital district an exception; Although it has its own district government ( Concejo Distrital ) and as head of government the governors equivalent mayor ( Alcalde Mayor ), but is in some respects still from the Departamento Cundinamarca dependent.

The departments are further divided into municipalities ( municipios ) that of a popularly elected mayor ( alcalde ) and a municipal council ( Concejo Municipal) are governed. In the inaccessible regions in the east and south, who received the Departamento status only in 1991, these municipios have very large areas of up to 30,000 km ².

Amazon | Antioquia | Arauca | Atlántico | Bogotá - Distrito Capital | Bolivar | Boyacá | Caldas | Caquetá | Casanare | Cauca | Cesar | Chocó | Córdoba | Cundinamarca | Guainía | Guaviare | Huila | La Guajira | Magdalena | meta | Nariño | Norte de Santander | Putumayo | Quindio | Risaralda | San Andrés and Providencia | Santander | Sucre | Tolima | Valle del Cauca | Vaupés | Vichada

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