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
Region Amazon Region
Established July 4, 1991
Capital San José del Guaviare
 • Governor Nebio De Jesus Echeverry Cadavid (2016-2019)
 • Total 53,460 km2 (20,640 sq mi)
Area rank 8th
Population (2013)[3]
 • Total 107,934
 • Rank 28th
 • Density 2.0/km2 (5.2/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-GUV

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. 


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