Department del Cesar

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coat of arms
Capital Valledupar
governor Francisco Fernando Ovalle Angarita (2016–2019)
surface 22,905 km²
Population  (Total)
 - 2005 Census
 -  Population Density
39 inhabitants / km²
urbanization 60.4%
Literacy rate 78.5%
Number of parishes 25th
Popular name Cesarences (cesarens)
Important cities Aguachica , Agustín Codazzi
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Location of Cesar in Colombia

The Departamento del Cesar is a department in northeast Colombia . It borders Venezuela in the east and is otherwise surrounded by the Departamentos de La Guajira in the north, Norte de Santander in the east, Santander in the south and Bolívar and Magdalena in the west.

In agriculture , the main crops are cotton , rice and sorghum . Livestock is raised in the north and south of the province. In terms of natural resources, there are coal, oil and limestone.

Not far from the capital Valledupar, in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta , are the two highest peaks in the country - the Pico Cristóbal Colón and the Pico Simón Bolívar .

Administrative division

The Departamento del Cesar consists of 25 municipalities (municipios) . These are subdivided into a community center (Cabecera Municipal) and the surrounding area (Resto Rural) . The surrounding area is further subdivided into so-called police inspections (Inspecciones de Policía Municipal) , smaller offices (Corregimientos) , settlement centers (Centros Poblados) and homesteads (Caseríos) . The following lists the municipalities with their total number of inhabitants from the census of the Colombian statistical office DANE from 2005, extrapolated for 2018.

local community Population 2018
Aguachica 95,782
Agustín Codazzi 49,654
Astrea 19,348
Becerril 13,261
Bosconia 39,100
Chimichagua 30,404
Chiriguaná 18,852
Curumaní 23,360
El Copey 26,803
El Paso 23,361
Gamarra 17,278
Gonzalez 6,398
La Gloria 12,405
La Jagua de Ibirico 22,372
La Paz Robles 22,977
Manaurs 15,557
Pailitas 17,462
Pelaya 18,243
Pueblo Bello 23,985
Río de Oro 13,897
San Alberto 26,080
San Diego 13.208
San Martín 18,846
Tamalameque 13,754
Valledupar 483.286

Individual evidence

  1. Extrapolation of the population of Colombia on the official DANE website