Guaviare Department

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Department of Guaviare

Departamento del Guaviare
Flag of Department of Guaviare
Coat of arms of Department of Guaviare
Coat of arms
Guaviare shown in red
Guaviare shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Coordinates: 2°34′N 72°38′W / 2.567°N 72.633°W / 2.567; -72.633Coordinates: 2°34′N 72°38′W / 2.567°N 72.633°W / 2.567; -72.633
Country Colombia
RegionAmazon Region
EstablishedJuly 4, 1991
CapitalSan José del Guaviare
 • GovernorNebio De Jesus Echeverry Cadavid (2016-2019)
 • Total53,460 km2 (20,640 sq mi)
Area rank8th
 • Total107,934
 • Rank28th
 • Density2.0/km2 (5.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-GUV
HDI (2017)0.737[4]
high · 13th

Guaviare (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡwaˈβjaɾe]) is a department of Colombia. It is in the southern central region of the country. Its capital is San José del Guaviare. Guaviare was created on July 4, 1991 by the new Political Constitution of Colombia. Up until that point, it was a national territory that operated as a Commissariat, segregated from territory of the then Commissariat of Vaupés on December 23, 1977.


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


Ethnic makeup[edit]

The Nukak, a nomadic tribe that was uncontacted until 1988, live in Guaviare.


  1. ^ "Datos y Cifras del Guaviare" (PDF). Gobernacion del Guaviare. 2009.
  2. ^ Kline, Harvey F. (2012). "Guariare, Department of". Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 248. ISBN 978-0-8108-7813-6.
  3. ^ "DANE". Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.


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