Casanare Department

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Department of Casanare
Departamento de Casanare
Department
Flag of Department of Casanare
Flag
Coat of arms of Department of Casanare
Coat of arms
Motto: 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
Region Orinoquía Region
Established July 4, 1991
Capital Yopal
Government
 • Governor Josue Alirio Barrera Rodriguez (2016-2019)
Area
 • Total 44,640 km2 (17,240 sq mi)
Area rank 10th
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 344,027
 • Rank 25th
 • Density 7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-CAS
Municipalities 19
Website www.casanare.gov.co

Casanare (Spanish pronunciation: [kasaˈnaɾe]) 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 Casanere.[2]

Municipalities[edit]

  1. Aguazul
  2. Chámeza
  3. Hato Corozal
  4. La Salina
  5. Maní
  6. Monterrey
  7. Nunchía
  8. Orocue
  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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DANE". Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-27. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 

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