Guavio Province

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Guavio Province
Provincia del Guavio
Province
Guavio Reservoir
Etymology: Guavio River
Location of Guavio Province in Colombia
Location of Guavio Province in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°18′59″N 73°38′10″W / 4.31639°N 73.63611°W / 4.31639; -73.63611Coordinates: 4°18′59″N 73°38′10″W / 4.31639°N 73.63611°W / 4.31639; -73.63611
Country Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
Capital Gachetá
Municipalities 8
Area
 • Total 2,570.75 km2 (992.57 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 89,309
 • Density 35/km2 (90/sq mi)
Time zone COT (UTC-5)
Indigenous groups Muisca

The Guavio Province (Spanish: Provincia del Guavio) is one of the 15 provinces in the Cundinamarca department, Colombia. Guavio borders the Capital District of Bogotá and the Central Savanna Province to the west, to the north the Almeidas Province, to the east the Boyacá Department and Medina Province and to the south the Meta Department and the Eastern Province. The Alberto Lleras Dam is also located in this area. The eastern municipalities Gachalá and Ubalá are rich in emeralds.

Subdivision[edit]

Guavio Province is subdivided into 8 municipalities:[1]

Municipality
bold is capital
Area
km²
Elevation (m)
urban centre
Population
2015
Founded
Map
La Calera
317
2718
27,527
1772
Colombia - Cundinamarca - La Calera.svg
Gachalá
448.29
1712
5715
1810
Colombia - Cundinamarca - Gachala.svg
Gachetá
262.16
1745
11,086
1593
Colombia - Cundinamarca - Gacheta.svg
Gama
108
2180
3996
1903
Colombia - Cundinamarca - Gama.svg
Guasca
346
2710
14,759
1600
Colombia - Cundinamarca - Guasca.svg
Guatavita
247.3
2680
6898
1593
Colombia - Cundinamarca - Guatavita.svg
Junín
337
2300
8610
1550
Colombia - Cundinamarca - Junin.svg
Ubalá
505
1949
10,718
1846
Colombia - Cundinamarca - Ubala.svg
Total
2570.75
89,309

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