Atlántico Department

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Department of Atlántico
Departamento del Atlántico
View of Barranquilla from the Magdalena River
View of Barranquilla from the Magdalena River
Flag of Department of Atlántico
Coat of arms of Department of Atlántico
Coat of arms
Motto: Compromiso para una vida digna
(English: Commitment for a worthy life)
Anthem: Himno del atlántico
Atlántico shown in red
Atlántico shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Country  Colombia
Region Caribbean Region
Established 1910
Capital Barranquilla
 • Governor Eduardo Ignacio Verano De La Rosa 2016-2019 (Colombian Liberal Party)[1]
 • Total 3,388 km2 (1,308 sq mi)
Area rank 30th
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 2,403,027
 • Rank 5th
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-ATL
Municipalities 23

Atlántico (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈtlantiko], English: Atlantic) is a department of Colombia, located in northern Colombia with the Caribbean sea to its north, the Bolívar Department to its west and south separated by the Canal del Dique, and the Magdalena Department to its east separated by the Magdalena River. It is the third smallest of the country's departments but its population of 2,272,170 makes it one of the most densely populated.

Its capital is Barranquilla. Other important cities include Soledad and Malambo.



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  1. ^ El 30 de octubre de 2015, Eduardo Ignacio Verano De La Rosa fue elegido gobernador para el periodo 2016-2019.
  2. ^ "DANE". Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 10°59′N 74°47′W / 10.983°N 74.783°W / 10.983; -74.783