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Cundinamarca Department
Departamento de Cundinamarca
Department
Flag of Cundinamarca Department
Coat of arms of Cundinamarca Department
Motto(s): 
Cundinamarca Corazón de Colombia
(Spanish: Cundinamarca, Heart of Colombia)
Anthem: Himno de Cundinamarca
Cundinamarca is shown in red
Cundinamarca is shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Coordinates: 5°00′00″N 74°10′00″W / 5°N 74.16667°W / 5; -74.16667
CountryCundinamarca Department Colombia
RegionAndean Region
EstablishedJune 15, 1857
CapitalBogotá
Government
 • GovernorJorge Emilio Rey Ángel
(2024-2027)
Area
[1][2]
 • Total22,623 km2 (8,735 sq mi)
 • Rank17th
Elevation
3,341 m (10,961 ft)
Population
 (2020)[3]
 • Total3,242,999
 • Rank4th
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
GDP
[4]
 • TotalCOP 91,946 billion
(US$ 21.6 billion)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-CUN
Provinces15
HDI (2019)0.774[5]
high · 9th of 33
WebsiteOfficial website

Department of Cundinamarca (Departamento de Cundinamarca, Spanish pronunciation: [kundinaˈmaɾka]) is one of the departments of Colombia. Its area covers 22,623 square kilometres (8,735 sq mi) (not including the Capital District) and it has a population of 2,919,060 as of 2018. It was created on August 5, 1886, under the constitutional terms presented on the same year. Cundinamarca is located in the center of Colombia.

Cundinamarca's capital city is Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. This is a special case among Colombian departments, since Bogotá is not legally a part of Cundinamarca, yet it is the only department that has its capital designated by the Constitution (if the capital were to be ever moved, it would take a constitutional reform to do so, instead of a simple ordinance passed by the Cundinamarca Assembly). In censuses, the populations for Bogotá and Cundinamarca are tabulated separately; otherwise, Cundinamarca's population would total over 10 million.

Entity Population (2023E)[6] Area (km2) Area (square miles) Density (per km2) GDP (billion US$)
Cundinamarca (without Bogotá) 3,577,200 22,623 8,735 160 21.6
Bogotá 7,968,100 1,587 613 4,909 83.9
Cundinamarca and Bogotá 11,545,300 24,210 9,348 476 105.5
  1. ^ "Departamento: Datos generales: Límites" (in Spanish). Gobernación del Cundinamarca. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  2. ^ Kline, Harvey F. (2012). "Cundinamarca, Department of". Historical Dictionary of Colombia. Scarecrow Press. p. 157. ISBN 978-0-8108-7813-6.
  3. ^ "DANE". Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Producto Interno Bruto por departamento", www.dane.gov.co
  5. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  6. ^ https://www.citypopulation.de/en/colombia/cities/

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