Santander Department

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Department of Santander

Departamento de SantanderSantander Department_header_cell_0_0_0

CountrySantander Department_header_cell_0_1_0 ColombiaSantander Department_cell_0_1_1
RegionSantander Department_header_cell_0_2_0 Andean RegionSantander Department_cell_0_2_1
EstablishedSantander Department_header_cell_0_3_0 May 13, 1857Santander Department_cell_0_3_1
CapitalSantander Department_header_cell_0_4_0 BucaramangaSantander Department_cell_0_4_1
Largest citySantander Department_header_cell_0_5_0 BucaramangaSantander Department_cell_0_5_1
GovernmentSantander Department_header_cell_0_6_0
GovernorSantander Department_header_cell_0_7_0 Didier Alberto Tavera Amado (2016-2019) (Liberal Party)Santander Department_cell_0_7_1
AreaSantander Department_header_cell_0_8_0
TotalSantander Department_header_cell_0_9_0 30,537 km (11,790 sq mi)Santander Department_cell_0_9_1
Area rankSantander Department_header_cell_0_10_0 12thSantander Department_cell_0_10_1
Population (2018)Santander Department_header_cell_0_11_0
TotalSantander Department_header_cell_0_12_0 2,184,837Santander Department_cell_0_12_1
RankSantander Department_header_cell_0_13_0 7thSantander Department_cell_0_13_1
DensitySantander Department_header_cell_0_14_0 72/km (190/sq mi)Santander Department_cell_0_14_1
Time zoneSantander Department_header_cell_0_15_0 UTC-05Santander Department_cell_0_15_1
ISO 3166 codeSantander Department_header_cell_0_16_0 CO-SANSantander Department_cell_0_16_1
ProvincesSantander Department_header_cell_0_17_0 8Santander Department_cell_0_17_1
MunicipalitiesSantander Department_header_cell_0_18_0 87Santander Department_cell_0_18_1
HDI (2017)Santander Department_header_cell_0_19_0 0.758

high · 8thSantander Department_cell_0_19_1

WebsiteSantander Department_header_cell_0_20_0 Santander Department_cell_0_20_1

Santander (Spanish pronunciation: [santanˈdeɾ) is a department of Colombia. Santander Department_sentence_0

Santander inherited the name of one of the nine original states of the United States of Colombia. Santander Department_sentence_1

It is located in the central northern part of the country, borders the Magdalena River to the east, Boyacá to the south and southeast, the Norte de Santander Department to the northeast, the Cesar Department to the north, and the Bolivar and Antioquia Departments to the west. Santander Department_sentence_2

Its capital is the city of Bucaramanga. Santander Department_sentence_3

History Santander Department_section_0

Culture Santander Department_section_1

During the colony and independence war times, people from Santander were specially recognized for their bravery in battle and their policy of "not even a step back". Santander Department_sentence_4

Soldiers from Santander were valued and respected but also difficult to control as they were, in general, more politically aware than people from other regions and therefore prone to question orders and law. Santander Department_sentence_5

Nowadays, they still retain those features as 'Santandereanos' are normally depicted as cranky and stubborn, not afraid of anything, proud in extreme and speaking their minds without further consideration. Santander Department_sentence_6

However, people from Santander are also very gentle and kind, have some social conventions of basic etiquette like saying hello first if you are the one arriving and never visiting someone for the first time without a small present. Santander Department_sentence_7

In general, they are normally warm and respectful, but try not to make them angry. Santander Department_sentence_8

Cuisine Santander Department_section_2

Santander cuisine, referred to as santandereas, includes regional specialties and food from the Department's capital city of Bucaramanga and other cities such as Cepita. Santander Department_sentence_9

Dishes Santander Department_section_3

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  • Arepa Santandereana, corn cake with salt and porkSantander Department_item_0_0
  • Arroz de PeñaflorSantander Department_item_0_1
  • Empanadas Santandereana, local empanadaSantander Department_item_0_2
  • Hormigas culonas, roasted "big butted" ants; the winged ants used are especially abundant in March and AprilSantander Department_item_0_3
  • Carne oreada, thin steakSantander Department_item_0_4
  • SobrebarrigaSantander Department_item_0_5
  • Fricassee Santandereana, a preparation of viscera and blood of goat mixed with white rice and accompanied with roasted goat ribs.Santander Department_item_0_6
  • "Bocadillo Veleño" Guava sweet and milk sweet mixed in a roll-shaped wrapping.Santander Department_item_0_7
  • Arepa de 'pelao'. Yellow corn cake made of specially ground corn.Santander Department_item_0_8
  • Sobrebarriga tamalesSantander Department_item_0_9
  • Carne secaSantander Department_item_0_10
  • Cabrito; goat; cabrito is meat from a kid (baby goat).Santander Department_item_0_11
  • Mute (food), a soup of various grains and meat together with cow's viscera.Santander Department_item_0_12
  • Changua, milk and egg brothSantander Department_item_0_13
  • Fritanga, fried beef, sausage, viscera and blood sausage snacksSantander Department_item_0_14
  • Pepitoria, rice with goat intestine and goat bloodSantander Department_item_0_15
  • Chorizos del Valle de San José, a chorizo specialtySantander Department_item_0_16
  • YucaSantander Department_item_0_17

Beverages Santander Department_section_4

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  • Chicha de maiz, chicha from maizeSantander Department_item_1_18
  • Chicha de corozo, chicha from palm nutSantander Department_item_1_19
  • Masato Fermented rice drink.Santander Department_item_1_20
  • Goat milkSantander Department_item_1_21
  • GuarapoSantander Department_item_1_22
  • Aguardiente, alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane (White rum)Santander Department_item_1_23
  • Panela's limonada, lemonade drink with sugar cane.Santander Department_item_1_24

Artists Santander Department_section_5

The most outstanding and representative artists of the Colombian Santander department are Segundo Agelvis, Mario Hernández Prada, Carlos Gómez Castro, Martín Quintero, Oscar Rodríguez Naranjo and Pacheco de Suratá. Santander Department_sentence_10

Notable people Santander Department_section_6

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Administrative divisions Santander Department_section_7

Provinces Santander Department_section_8

The department is subdivided into provinces: Santander Department_sentence_11

Municipalities Santander Department_section_9

See also Santander Department_section_10

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Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Department.