|Department of Meta
Departamento del Meta
The Llanos in Colombia.
|Motto: Llano Grande de Colombia y Meta|
|Anthem: Himno de Meta (Colombia)|
Meta shown in red
|Established||July 1, 1960|
|• Governor||Alan Jara (2012-)|
|• Total||85,635 km2 (33,064 sq mi)|
|• Density||11/km2 (28/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CO-MET|
Meta is a department of Colombia. It is close to the geographic center of the country, to the east of the Andean mountains. A large portion of the department, which is also crossed by the Meta River, is covered by a grassland plain known as the Llanos. Its capital is Villavicencio. The department has a monument placed in the very geographic centre of Colombia, at a place known as Alto de Menegua, a few kilometers from Puerto López.
- "DANE". Retrieved February 13, 2013.
- Folklore llanero
- Government Meta
- Territorial-Environmental Information System of Colombian Amazon SIAT-AC website (Spanish)
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