Córdoba Department

Coordinates: 8°45′N 75°53′W / 8.750°N 75.883°W / 8.750; -75.883
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Department of Córdoba
Departamento de Córdoba
Flag of Department of Córdoba
Coat of arms of Department of Córdoba
Córdoba shown in red
Córdoba shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Coordinates: 8°45′N 75°53′W / 8.750°N 75.883°W / 8.750; -75.883
Country Colombia
RegionCaribbean Region
EstablishedJune 18, 1952
CapitalMontería
Government
 • GovernorErasmo Zuleta (2023-present)
Area
 • Total25,020 km2 (9,660 sq mi)
 • Rank15th
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,784,783
 • Rank9th
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
GDP
 • TotalCOP 24,992 billion
(US$ 5.9 billion)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-COR
Municipalities30
HDI (2019)0.716[3]
high · 29th of 33
Websitewww.cordoba.gov.co
Historical population
YearPop.±%
1973 649,462—    
1985 1,013,247+56.0%
1993 1,275,623+25.9%
2005 1,467,929+15.1%
2018 1,784,783+21.6%
Source:[4]

Córdoba Department (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkoɾðoβa], Spanish: Departamento de Córdoba) is a Department of the Republic of Colombia located to the north of this country in the Colombian Caribbean Region. Córdoba faces to the north with the Caribbean Sea, to the northeast with the Sucre Department, east with the Bolívar Department and south with the Antioquia Department. As of 2018, the population of Córdoba was estimated to be 1,784,783. Its capital is the city of Montería.

Municipalities[edit]

Córdoba is made up of 30 municipalities and main towns:

Governors of Córdoba[edit]

View of Montería from the Sinu river.
Valley of the Sinu river

The Congress of Colombia approved by Law 9 December 17, 1951 which created the Department of Córdoba and later sanctioned by the then President of Colombia Roberto Urdaneta Arbeláez, but only came into effect six months later.

List first ladies and gentlemen of Córdoba[edit]

GOC
No.

First Lady or Gentlemen Tenure Governor
(Husband or wife, unless noted)
1 January 1, 1991

December 31, 1994
Jorge Manzur
2 María Cristina de la Espriella January 1, 1995

December 31, 1997
Carlos Buelvas
3 January 1, 1998

December 31, 2000
Ángel Villadiego
4 María Victoria Peña January 1, 2001

December 31, 2003
Jesús María López
5 Alicia Jiménez January 1, 2004

December 31, 2007
Libardo José López
6 Jairo Ruiz Chica January 1, 2008

December 31, 2011
Marta Sáenz
7 Johanna Elías Vidal January 1, 2012

December 31, 2015
Alejandro Lyons
8 Roxana Zuleta January 1, 2016

December 31, 2019
Edwin Besaile
9 Marta Ruiz January 1, 2020

December 31, 2023
Orlando Benítez
10 Valeria Vega January 1, 2024

present
Erasmo Zuleta

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DANE". Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Producto Interno Bruto por departamento", www.dane.gov.co
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "Reloj de Población". DANE. Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadísitica. Archived from the original on 16 January 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2017.

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