Nariño Department

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For other uses, see Nariño (disambiguation). Nariño Department_sentence_0

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Department of Nariño

Departamento del NariñoNariño Department_header_cell_0_0_0

CountryNariño Department_header_cell_0_1_0 ColombiaNariño Department_cell_0_1_1
RegionNariño Department_header_cell_0_2_0 Pacific Region/Andes RegionNariño Department_cell_0_2_1
EstablishedNariño Department_header_cell_0_3_0 August 6, 1904Nariño Department_cell_0_3_1
CapitalNariño Department_header_cell_0_4_0 PastoNariño Department_cell_0_4_1
GovernmentNariño Department_header_cell_0_5_0
GovernorNariño Department_header_cell_0_6_0 John Rojas (2020-2023)Nariño Department_cell_0_6_1
AreaNariño Department_header_cell_0_7_0
TotalNariño Department_header_cell_0_8_0 33,268 km (12,845 sq mi)Nariño Department_cell_0_8_1
Area rankNariño Department_header_cell_0_9_0 11thNariño Department_cell_0_9_1
Population (2018)Nariño Department_header_cell_0_10_0
TotalNariño Department_header_cell_0_11_0 1,630,592Nariño Department_cell_0_11_1
RankNariño Department_header_cell_0_12_0 8thNariño Department_cell_0_12_1
DensityNariño Department_header_cell_0_13_0 49/km (130/sq mi)Nariño Department_cell_0_13_1
Time zoneNariño Department_header_cell_0_14_0 UTC-05Nariño Department_cell_0_14_1
ISO 3166 codeNariño Department_header_cell_0_15_0 CO-NARNariño Department_cell_0_15_1
ProvincesNariño Department_header_cell_0_16_0 3Nariño Department_cell_0_16_1
MunicipalitiesNariño Department_header_cell_0_17_0 62Nariño Department_cell_0_17_1
HDI (2017)Nariño Department_header_cell_0_18_0 0.703

high · 24thNariño Department_cell_0_18_1

WebsiteNariño Department_header_cell_0_19_0 [Gobernación ]Nariño Department_cell_0_19_1

Nariño (Spanish pronunciation: [naˈɾiɲo) is a department of Colombia named after independence leader Antonio Nariño. Nariño Department_sentence_1

Its capital is Pasto. Nariño Department_sentence_2

It is in the west of the country, bordering Ecuador and the Pacific Ocean. Nariño Department_sentence_3

Nariño has a diverse geography and varied climate according to altitude: hot in the plains of the Pacific and cold in the mountains, where most of the population resides, a situation that is repeated in a north-south direction. Nariño Department_sentence_4

Other important cities include Tumaco and Ipiales. Nariño Department_sentence_5

History Nariño Department_section_0

The territory was occupied during the Pre-Columbian era by numerous Indian tribes, including Quillacingas, Awá, Pasto, and Tumas. Nariño Department_sentence_6

The first European conquistador who entered the territory was Andagoya Pascual in 1522, who traveled from the Colombian Pacific coast and then used information obtained by Francisco Pizarro to organize the expedition that culminated in the conquest of Peru. Nariño Department_sentence_7

Juan de Ampudia and Pedro de Añazco first explored the mountainous part of the department, commissioned by Sebastián de Belalcázar in 1535, who then toured the territory in 1536 and reached Popayán and remained for some time before leaving for Spain. Nariño Department_sentence_8

Municipalities Nariño Department_section_1

See also Nariño Department_section_2

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