San Vicente del Caguán

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San Vicente del Caguán
Municipality and town
Flag of San Vicente del Caguán
Flag
Official seal of San Vicente del Caguán
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of San Vicente del Caguán in the Caquetá Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of San Vicente del Caguán in the Caquetá Department of Colombia.
Coordinates: 02°06′37″N 74°06′07″W / 2.11028°N 74.10194°W / 2.11028; -74.10194
Country  Colombia
Department Caquetá Department
Government
 • Alcalde Domingo Emilio Pérez Cuellar
Area
 • Municipality and town 21,923 km2 (8,465 sq mi)
Elevation 280 m (920 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 67,994
 • Density 3.1/km2 (8.0/sq mi)
 • Urban 41,948
  DANE
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website www.sanvicentedelcaguan.gov.co

San Vicente del Caguán (Spanish pronunciation: [sam biˈsente ðel kaˈɣwan]) is a town and municipality in Amazonian Caquetá Department, southern Colombia.

Religion[edit]

Its Marian Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes (dedicated to the Virgin of Mercy) is the cathedral episcopal see of the Latin Catholic pre-diocesan Apostolic Vicariate of San Vicente del Caguán.

History[edit]

Between 1998 and 2002, San Vicente del Caguán was the center of the demilitarized zone (DMZ), which was created as a safe haven for the revolutionary FARC rebels. Two days after the peace talks were ended, Ingrid Betancourt was kidnapped while entering the former DMZ.

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Coordinates: 2°07′N 74°46′W / 2.117°N 74.767°W / 2.117; -74.767