Bolívar Department

Bolívar Department
Department of Bolívar
Departamento de Bolívar
—  Department  —


Coat of arms
Motto: Ab Ordine Libertas
(Latin: From order comes freedom)
Anthem: Himno de Bolívar
Bolívar shown in red
Coordinates: 10°24′N 75°30′W / 10.4°N 75.5°W / 10.4; -75.5Coordinates: 10°24′N 75°30′W / 10.4°N 75.5°W / 10.4; -75.5
Country  Colombia
Region Caribbean Region
Established June 15, 1857
Capital Cartagena
 – Governor Alberto Bernal (2010-)
 – Total 25,978 km2 (10,030.2 sq mi)
Area rank 14
Population (2005)[1]
 – Total 1,860,445
 – Rank 7
 – Density 71.6/km2 (185.5/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-BOL
Provinces 6
Municipalities 46

Bolívar is a department of Colombia. It was named after one of the original nine states of the United States of Colombia. It is located to the north of the country, extending from the coast at Cartagena near the mouth of the Magdalena River, then south along the river to a border with Antioquia.

Its capital is Cartagena, other important cities include Magangue and Turbaco.

According to press reports, the Caribbean Bloc of the FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) controls several of the department's gold mines and manages 48.000 hectares of land through figureheads.[2]



Administrative divisions


  1. Achí
  2. Altos del Rosario
  3. Arenal del Sur
  4. Arjona
  5. Arroyo Hondo
  6. Barranco de Loba
  7. Calamar
  8. Cantagallo, Bolívar
  9. El Carmen de Bolívar
  10. Cartagena
  11. Cicuco
  12. Clemencia
  13. Córdoba
  14. El Guamo
  15. Hatillo de Loba
  16. Magangué
  17. Mahates
  18. Margarita
  19. Maria La Baja
  20. Santa Cruz de Mompox
  21. Montecristo
  22. Morales
  23. Norosí
  24. El Peñón
  25. Pinillos
  26. Regidor
  27. Rio Viejo
  28. San Cristobal
  29. San Estanislao
  30. San Fernando
  31. San Jacinto
  32. San Jacinto del Cauca
  33. San Juan Nepomuceno
  34. San Martín de Loba
  35. San Pablo
  36. Santa Catalina
  37. Santa Rosa
  38. Simiti
  39. Soplaviento
  40. Talaiga Nuevo
  41. Tiquisio
  42. Turbaco
  43. Turbana
  44. Villanueva
  45. Zambrano
  46. Santa Rosa del Sur



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