Tolima Department

Tolima (Spanish pronunciation: [toˈlima]) is one of the 32 departments of Colombia, located in the Andean region, in the center-west of the country. It is bordered on the north and the west by the department of Caldas; on the east by the department of Cundinamarca; on the south by the department of Huila, and on the west by the departments of Cauca, Valle del Cauca, Quindío and Risaralda. Tolima has a surface area of 23,562 km2, and its capital is Ibagué. The department of Tolima was created in 1861 from a part of what was previously Cundinamarca.

Department of Tolima
Departamento del Tolima
Motto(s): 
Unidos por la grandeza del Tolima
Anthem: Bunde Tolimense
Tolima shown in red
Topography of the department
Coordinates: 4°26′N 75°14′W
Country Colombia
RegionAndean Region
EstablishedAugust 4, 1886
CapitalIbagué
Government
  GovernorOscar Barreto Quiroga(2016-2019) (Partido Conservador Colombiano)
Area
  Total23,562 km2 (9,097 sq mi)
  Rank19th
Population
 (2018)[1]
  Total1,330,187
  Rank10th
  Density56/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-TOL
Provinces6
HDI (2019)0.747[2]
high · 18th of 33
Websitewww.tolima.gov.co

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