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Meta Department

Department of Meta
Departamento del Meta
The Llanos in Colombia.
The Llanos in Colombia.
Flag of Department of Meta
Coat of arms of Department of Meta
Coat of arms
Motto: Llano Grande de Colombia y Meta
Anthem: Himno de Meta (Colombia)
Meta shown in red
Meta shown in red
Country  Colombia
Region Orinoquía Region
Established July 1, 1960
Capital Villavicencio
 • Governor Alan Jara (2012-)
 • Total 85,635 km2 (33,064 sq mi)
Area rank 4th
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 924,843
 • Rank 19th
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-MET
Provinces 4
Municipalities 29

Meta is a department of Colombia. It is close to the geographic center of the country, to the east of the Andean mountains. A large portion of the department, which is also crossed by the Meta River, is covered by a grassland plain known as the Llanos. Its capital is Villavicencio. The department has a monument placed in the very geographic centre of Colombia, at a place known as Alto de Menegua, a few kilometers from Puerto López.

Achagua, which is similar to Piapoco, is an Indigenous language spoken by a minority in the department.


  • Municipalities 1
  • References 2
  • External links 3
  • See also 4


Ariari Villavicencio Piedemonte Meta River
El Castillo • El Dorado • Fuente de Oro • Granada • La Uribe • Lejanías • Mapiripán • Mesetas • Puerto Concordia • Puerto Lleras • Puerto Rico • San Juan de Arama • Vista Hermosa
Acacías • Barranca de Upía • Castilla la Nueva • Cubarral • Cumaral • El Calvario • Guamal • Restrepo • San Carlos de Guaroa • San Juanito • San Martín
Cabuyaro • La Macarena • Puerto Gaitán • Puerto López


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

External links

  • Folklore llanero
  • Government Meta
  • Territorial-Environmental Information System of Colombian Amazon SIAT-AC website (Spanish)

See also

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