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Department of Antioquia
Departamento de Antioquia
Department
Flag of Department of Antioquia
Coat of arms of Department of Antioquia
Motto(s): 
Liberty and Valour
(Spanish: Libertad y Valor)
Anthem: Himno de Antioquia
Himno Antioqueño: ¡Oh libertad!
Antioquia shown in red
Antioquia shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Coordinates: 6°13′N 75°34′W / 6.217°N 75.567°W / 6.217; -75.567
CountryAntioquia Department Colombia
RegionAndean Region
Established as a province1576
Established as a republic1813
Established as a department1886
CapitalMedellín
Government
 • GovernorAndrés Julián Rendon
Area
[1][2]
 • Total63,612 km2 (24,561 sq mi)
 • Rank6th
Population
 (2023)[3]
 • Total6,994,792
 • Rank2nd
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Antioqueño -a
GDP
[4]
 • TotalCOP 212,515 billion
(US$ 49.9 billion)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-ANT
Provinces9
Municipalities125
HDI (2019)0.809 [5]
high · 1st of 33
Websiteantioquia.gov.co

Antioquia (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈtjokja] ) is one of the 32 departments of Colombia, located in the central northwestern part of Colombia with a narrow section that borders the Caribbean Sea. Most of its territory is mountainous with some valleys, much of which is part of the Andes mountain range. Antioquia has been part of many territorial divisions of former countries created within the present-day territory of Colombia. Prior to adoption of the Colombian Constitution of 1886, Antioquia State had its own sovereign government.

The department covers an area of 63,612 km2 (24,561 sq mi), and has a population of 5,819,358 (2006 estimate); 6.6 million (2010 estimate). Antioquia borders the Córdoba Department and the Caribbean Sea to the north; Chocó to the west; the departments of Bolivar, Santander, and Boyaca to the east; and the departments of Caldas and Risaralda to the south.

Medellín is Antioquia's capital city, and the second-largest city in the country. Other important towns are Santa Fe de Antioquia, the old capital located on the Cauca River, and Puerto Berrío on the Magdalena.

  1. ^ "Government of Antioquia". Gobernación de Antioquia, República de Colombia. Archived from the original on 16 November 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  2. ^ Kline, Harvey F. (2012). "Antioquia, Department of". Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-8108-7813-6.
  3. ^ "DANE". Archived from the original on 13 November 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Producto Interno Bruto por departamento", www.dane.gov.co
  5. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 September 2018.

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