Bolívar Department

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Bolívar (department))
Jump to: navigation, search
Department of Bolívar
Departamento de Bolívar
Flag of Department of Bolívar
Coat of arms of Department of Bolívar
Coat of arms
Motto: Ab Ordine Libertas
(Latin: From order comes freedom)
Anthem: Himno de Bolívar
Bolívar shown in red
Bolívar shown in red
Coordinates: 10°24′N 75°30′W / 10.400°N 75.500°W / 10.400; -75.500Coordinates: 10°24′N 75°30′W / 10.400°N 75.500°W / 10.400; -75.500
Country  Colombia
Region Caribbean Region
Established June 15, 1857
Capital Cartagena
 • Governor Juan Carlos Gossain Rognini(2012-)
 • Total 25,978 km2 (10,030 sq mi)
Area rank 14th
Population (2013)[3]
 • Total 2,049,083
 • Rank 6th
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-BOL
Provinces 6
Municipalities 46

Bolívar is a department of Colombia. It was named after one of the original nine states of the United States of Colombia. It is located to the north of the country, extending roughly north-south from the Caribbean coast at Cartagena near the mouth of the Magdalena River, then south along the river to a border with Antioquia Department. The departments of Sucre and Córdoba are located to the west, and Atlántico Department is to the north and east (most of the border formed by the Canal del Dique). Across the Magdalena River to the east is Magdalena Department. The flag of the department bears a resemblance to the flag of Lithuania.

Its capital is Cartagena, other important cities include Magangué and Turbaco.


Administrative divisions[edit]


  1. Achí
  2. Altos del Rosario
  3. Arenal del Sur
  4. Arjona
  5. Arroyo Hondo
  6. Barranco de Loba
  7. Brazuelo de Papayal
  8. Calamar
  9. Cantagallo, Bolívar
  10. El Carmen de Bolívar
  11. Cartagena
  12. Cicuco
  13. Clemencia
  14. Córdoba
  15. El Guamo
  16. Hatillo de Loba
  17. Magangué
  18. Mahates
  19. Margarita
  20. María La Baja
  21. Santa Cruz de Mompox
  22. Montecristo
  23. Morales
  24. Norosí
  25. El Peñón
  26. Pinillos
  27. Regidor
  28. Rio Viejo
  29. San Cristobal
  30. San Estanislao
  31. San Fernando
  32. San Jacinto
  33. San Jacinto del Cauca
  34. San Juan Nepomuceno
  35. San Martín de Loba
  36. San Pablo
  37. Santa Catalina
  38. Santa Rosa
  39. Simití
  40. Soplaviento
  41. Talaiga Nuevo
  42. Tiquisio
  43. Turbaco
  44. Turbana
  45. Villanueva
  46. Zambrano
  47. Santa Rosa del Sur


In today's villages of Maria La Baja, Sincerín, El Viso, and Mahates and Rotinet, excavations have uncovered the remains of maloka-type buildings, directly related to the early Puerto Hormiga settlements.[4]



  1. ^ "Información Institucional: Geografía" (in Spanish). Gobernación del Bolivar. 2011. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Kline, Harvey F. (2012). "Bolivar, Department of". Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 83. ISBN 978-0-8108-7813-6. 
  3. ^ "DANE". Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Universidad del Norte". Retrieved 2010-06-24. 

External links[edit]