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Amazonas
Flag of Amazonas
Flag
Coat of arms of Amazonas
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Entre todos podemos
(Spanish: All of us, can)
Anthem: Himno de Amazonas
Amazonas shown in red
Amazonas shown in red
Country  Colombia
Region Amazonía Region
Established October 5, 1991
Capital Leticia
Area
 • Total 109,665 km2 (42,342 sq mi)
Area rank 1st
Population
 (2013)
 • Total 74,541
 • Rank 30th
 • Density 0.679715/km2 (1.760455/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-AMA
Website www.amazonas.gov.co

Department of Amazonas (Spanish: Departamento del Amazonas) is a department in the southern Colombia. The capital is Leticia. The name comes from the Amazon River that drains much in the department and the rainforest that covers a large part of the department.

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