Casanare Department

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Department of Casanare

Departamento de Casanare
Coat of arms of Department of Casanare
Coat of arms
Trabajo y Libertad
(Spanish: Work and Liberty)
Anthem: Himno de Casanare
Casanare shown in red
Casanare shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Coordinates: 5°21′0″N 72°24′36″W / 5.35000°N 72.41000°W / 5.35000; -72.41000Coordinates: 5°21′0″N 72°24′36″W / 5.35000°N 72.41000°W / 5.35000; -72.41000
Country Colombia
RegionOrinoquía Region
EstablishedJuly 4, 1991
 • GovernorJosue Alirio Barrera Rodriguez (2016-2019)
 • Total44,640 km2 (17,240 sq mi)
Area rank10th
350 m (1,150 ft)
 • Total344,027
 • Rank25th
 • Density7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-CAS
HDI (2017)0.731[2]
high · 16th

Casanare Department (Spanish pronunciation: [kasaˈnaɾe], Spanish: Departamento de Casanare) is a department in the central eastern region of Colombia.

Its capital is Yopal, which is also the episcopal seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yopal.

It contains oil fields and an 800 km pipeline leading to the coastal port of Coveñas owned by BP.

Rivers and Dams[edit]

The Upia River (Río Upía) is in Casanare.[3]


A former subregion of Boyacá, Casanare became an Intendence in 1973.


  1. Aguazul
  2. Chámeza
  3. Hato Corozal
  4. La Salina
  5. Maní
  6. Monterrey
  7. Nunchía
  8. Orocué
  9. Paz de Ariporo
  10. Pore
  11. Recetor
  12. Sabanalarga
  13. Sácama
  14. San Luis de Palenque
  15. Támara
  16. Tauramena
  17. Trinidad
  18. Villanueva
  19. Yopal, capital

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "DANE". Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-27. Retrieved 2008-09-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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