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Guaviare Department


Guaviare Department

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
Country  Colombia
Region Amazon Region
Capital San José del Guaviare
 • Governor (vacant)
 • 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: ) 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.


  • Municipalities 1
  • Demographics 2
    • Ethnic makeup 2.1
  • Notes 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


  1. Calamar
  2. El Retorno
  3. Miraflores
  4. San José del Guaviare


Ethnic makeup

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.  
  3. ^ "DANE". Retrieved February 13, 2013. 


  • "Government of Guaviare official website" (in Spanish). 

External links

  • "Territorial-Environmental Information System of Colombian Amazon SIAT-AC website" (in Spanish). 
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