Municipalities of Colombia

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Municipalities of Colombia

The Municipalities of Colombia are decentralized subdivisions of the Republic of Colombia. Municipalities make up most of the departments of Colombia with 1,119 municipalities (municipios). Each one of them is led by a Mayor (Alcalde) elected by popular vote and represents the maximum executive government official at a municipality level under the mandate of the governor of their department which is a representative of all municipalities in the Department; Municipalities are grouped to form departments.

The municipalities of Colombia are also grouped in an association called the Federación Colombiana de Municipios (Colombian Federation of Municipalities), which functions as a union under the private law and under the constitutional right to free association to defend their common interests.[1]

The municipalities are listed below, by department:

Amazonas Department[edit]

Municipalities of Amazonas and its department corregimientos.

The Department of Amazonas is formed by 45 municipalities which are Leticia and Puerto Nariño etc...; and by "department corregimientos" which is a special combined functions between a presidential power and a corregimiento. The reason for this classification is that the large territory is mostly inhospitable, inhabited only by indigenous peoples and within the Amazon rainforest.

Municipalities
  1. Leticia
  2. Puerto Nariño

Antioquia Department[edit]

Municipalities of Antioquia.

Arauca Department[edit]

Municipalities of Arauca

Atlántico Department[edit]

Municipalities of Atlántico. The district and urban area of Barranquilla is highlighted

Bogotá, Capital District[edit]

Bogotá Capital District with its 20 localities

Bogotá is divided into localities (localidades):

Bolívar Department[edit]

Municipalities of Bolívar.

Boyacá Department[edit]

Municipalities of Boyacá. The district and urban area of Tunja high lightened

Caldas Department[edit]

Municipalities of Caldas.

Caquetá Department[edit]

Municipalities of Caquetá.

Casanare Department[edit]

Municipalities of Casanare.

Cauca Department[edit]

Municipalities of Cauca.

Cesar Department[edit]

Municipalities of Cesar.

Chocó Department[edit]

Municipalities of Chocó.

Córdoba Department[edit]

Municipalities in the Córdoba Department.



Cundinamarca Department[edit]

Municipalities of Cundinamarca and the Capital District.

Guajira Department[edit]

Municipalities of Guajira.
  1. Albania
  2. Barrancas
  3. Dibulla
  4. Distracción
  5. El Molino
  6. Fonseca
  7. Hatonuevo
  8. La Jagua del Pilar
  9. Maicao
  10. Manaure
  11. Riohacha
  12. San Juan del Cesar
  13. Uribia
  14. Urumita
  15. Villanueva

Guainía Department[edit]

  1. Barranco Minas
  2. Cacahual
  3. Guaviare
  4. Inirida
  5. La Guadalupe
  6. Morichal Nuevo
  7. Pana Pana
  8. Puerto Colombia
  9. San Felipe

Guaviare Department[edit]

  1. Calamar
  2. El Retorno
  3. Miraflores
  4. San José del Guaviare

Huila Department[edit]

Municipalities of Huila.

Magdalena Department[edit]

Municipalities of Magdalena.

Meta Department[edit]

Municipalities of Meta. The district and urban area of Villavicencio high lightened

Nariño Department[edit]

Municipalities of Nariño.

Norte de Santander Department[edit]

Municipalities of Norte de Santander.

Putumayo Department[edit]

Municipalities of Putumayo.

Quindío Department[edit]

Municipalities of Quindío.
  1. Armenia
  2. Buenavista
  3. Calarcá
  4. Circasia
  5. Córdoba
  6. Filandia
  7. Génova
  8. La Tebaida
  9. Montenegro
  10. Pijao
  11. Quimbaya
  12. Salento

Risaralda Department[edit]

Municipalities of Risaralda.
  1. Apia
  2. Balboa
  3. Belén de Umbría
  4. Dosquebradas
  5. Guatica
  6. La Celia
  7. La Virginia
  8. Marsella
  9. Mistrato
  10. Pereira
  11. Pueblo Rico
  12. Quinchía
  13. Santa Rosa de Cabal
  14. Santuario

San Andrés and Providencia Department[edit]

  1. Providencia and Santa Catalina Islands
  2. San Andrés

Santander Department[edit]

Municipalities of Santander.

Sucre Department[edit]

Municipalities of Sucre.

Tolima Department[edit]

Municipalities of Tolima.

Valle del Cauca Department[edit]

Municipalities of Valle del Cauca.

Vaupés Department[edit]

Municipalities of Vaupés.
Municipalities
  1. Caruru
  2. Mitú
  3. Taraira
Department Corregimientos
  1. Pacoa
  2. Papunahua
  3. Yavarate
Municipal Corregimientos
  1. Acaricuara
  2. Villa Fátima

Vichada Department[edit]

Municipalities of Vichada.
  1. Cumaribo (including the former department corregimientos of San José de Ocune and Santa Rita)
  2. La Primavera
  3. Puerto Carreño
  4. Santa Rosalia

Districts[edit]

  • 1954 Special District of Bogotá
  • 1991: Capital District of Bogotá, Industrial and Portuarial District of Barranquilla, Historical, Cultural and Touristic District of Santa Marta and Cultural and Touristic District of Cartagena
  • 2007: Historical and Cultural District of Tunja, Special Industrial, Portuarial, Biodiverse and Ecotouristic, District of Buenaventura, Special, Ecotouristic, Historical and Universitarian District of Popayán, Special Portuarial District of Turbo, Special Border and Touristic District of Cúcuta, Special Industrial, Portuarial, Biodiverse and Ecotouristic, District of Tumaco

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