For other uses, see Nariño (disambiguation).
|Department of Nariño
Departamento del Nariño
|Region||Pacific Region/Andes Region|
|Established||August 6, 1904|
|Governor||John Rojas (2020-2023)|
|Total||33,268 km (12,845 sq mi)|
|Density||49/km (130/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CO-NAR|
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Its capital is Pasto.
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.
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.
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.
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