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Department of Antioquia

Departamento de Antioquia
Flag of Department of Antioquia
Flag
Coat of arms of Department of Antioquia
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Liberty and Valour
(Spanish: Libertad y Valor)
Anthem: Himno de Antioquia
Antioquia shown in red
Antioquia shown in red
Country  Colombia
Region Andean Region
Established 1826
Capital Medellín
Area
 • Total 63,612 km2 (24,561 sq mi)
Area rank 6th
Population
 (2013)
 • Total 6,299,886
 • Rank 2nd
 • Density 99.0361/km2 (256.5024/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Antioqueño, -a
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-ANT
Provinces 9
Municipalities 125
Website www.gobant.gov.co

The Department of Antioquia is one of the 32 departments of Colombia. It is located in the central northwestern part of Colombia with a narrow section that borders the Caribbean Sea. The capital is Medellín.

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