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Department of Tolima

Departamento del Tolima
Flag of Department of Tolima
Flag
Coat of arms of Department of Tolima
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Unidos por la grandeza del Tolima
Anthem: Bunde Tolimense
Tolima shown in red
Tolima shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Country  Colombia
Region Andean Region
Established August 4, 1886
Capital Ibagué
Area
 • Total 23,562 km2 (9,097 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total 1,400,203
 • Density 59.4263/km2 (153.913/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-TOL
Provinces 6
Website www.tolima.gov.co

Tolima is a department in Colombia. Its capital is Ibagué.

Tolima is home to the Las Hermosas and Nevado del Huila National Natural Parks. The Magdalena River travels from south to north in the department.

Ten presidents were born in the department: Domingo Caycedo, José María Melo, Manuel Murillo Toro, José María Rojas Garrido, Miguel Abadía Méndez, Alfonso López Michelsen, Darío Echandía, Carlos Lozano y Lozano, Gabriel París, and Deogracias Fonseca.

Municipalities

The Department of Tolima groups its municipalities into six provinces: Norte, Oriente, Sur, Ibagué, Suroriente, and Nevados.

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