Atlántico Department

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Department of Atlántico
Departamento del Atlántico
Flag of Department of Atlántico
Coat of arms of Department of Atlántico
Motto(s): 
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
RegionCaribbean Region
Established1910
CapitalBarranquilla
Government
 • GovernorElsa Noguera 2020-2023 (Radical Change)
Area
 • Total3,388 km2 (1,308 sq mi)
 • Rank30th
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total2,535,517
 • Rank5th
 • Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-ATL
Municipalities23
HDI (2019)0.786[2]
high · 4th of 33
Websitewww.atlantico.gov.co
Historical population
YearPop.±%
1973 964,087—    
1985 1,478,213+53.3%
1993 1,837,468+24.3%
2005 2,166,156+17.9%
2018 2,535,517+17.1%
Source:[3]

Atlántico (Spanish pronunciation: [atˈlantiko], 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 2,535,517 makes it one of the most densely populated.

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

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Mapa de Atlántico (político).svg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DANE". Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Reloj de Población". DANE. Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadísitica. Archived from the original on 16 January 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2017.

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