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Bolívar is a department
Departments of Colombia
Colombia is an unitary republic formed by thirty-two departments and a Capital District . Each department has a Governor and a Department Assembly , elected by popular vote for a four-year period. The governor cannot be re-elected in consecutive periods...

 of Colombia
Colombia
Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia , is a unitary constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. The country is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the...

. It was named after one of the original nine states of the United States of Colombia
United States of Colombia
The United States of Colombia was the name adopted in 1861 through the Rionegro Constitution for the nation which had been known as the Republic of New Granada since the dissolution of the federation of Gran Colombia in 1830-1831....

. It is located to the north of the country, extending from the coast at Cartagena
Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena de Indias , is a large Caribbean beach resort city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region and capital of Bolívar Department...

 near the mouth of the Magdalena River
Magdalena River
The Magdalena River is the principal river of Colombia, flowing northward about through the western half of the country. It takes its name from the biblical figure Mary Magdalene. It is navigable through much of its lower reaches, in spite of the shifting sand bars at the mouth of its delta, as...

, then south along the river to a border with Antioquia
Antioquia Department
Antioquia is one of the 32 departments of Colombia, located in the central northwestern part of Colombia with a narrow section that borders the Caribbean Sea. Most of its territory is mountainous with some valleys, much of which is part of the Andes mountain range...

.

Its capital is Cartagena
Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena de Indias , is a large Caribbean beach resort city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region and capital of Bolívar Department...

, other important cities include Magangue
Magangue
Magangué Magangué is a municipality in the Department of Bolivar in Colombia, located on the banks of the Magdalena River in the North Coast. It is the capital of the southern Department, and is the second most important town....

 and Turbaco
Turbaco
Turbaco is a municipality in the Bolívar Department of Colombia. It is about 20 minutes from Cartagena de Indias and is one of Bolívar's most organized municipalities. Turbaco is known for its famous "Fiesta de Toros" in December to celebrate the new year. Currently the municipality is undergoing...

.

According to press reports, the Caribbean Bloc of the FARC-EP
Caribbean Bloc of the FARC-EP
The Caribbean Bloc of the FARC-EP is a medium-sized FARC-EP bloc which operates in the Northern areas of Colombia and along the Caribbean coast, with routes and access to the coast being strategically important, and is thus sometimes referred to as the Northern Bloc...

 (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army is a Marxist–Leninist revolutionary guerrilla organization based in Colombia which is involved in the ongoing Colombian armed conflict, currently involved in drug dealing and crimes against the civilians..FARC-EP is a peasant army which...

) controls several of the department's gold mines and manages 48.000 hectares of land through figureheads.

Municipalities

  1. Achí
    Achí, Bolívar
    Achí is a town and municipality of the Bolívar Department in northern Colombia, crossed by the Cauca River. Was Founded in 1817 and erected municipality in 1934...

  2. Altos del Rosario
    Altos del Rosario
    Altos del Rosario is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia.-External links:...

  3. Arenal del Sur
    Arenal del Sur
    Arenal del Sur is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  4. Arjona
    Arjona
    Arjona is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia. It's close to Cartagena de Indias.-Famous People From Arjona:*Ernesto Frieri, professional baseball player...

  5. Arroyo Hondo
    Arroyo Hondo, Bolívar
    Arroyo Hondo is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  6. Barranco de Loba
    Barranco de Loba
    Barranco de Loba is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia.-External links:...

  7. Calamar
    Calamar
    Calamar is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia. The town is situated on the Magdalena River at the entrance of the Canal del Dique....

  8. Cantagallo, Bolívar
    Cantagallo, Bolívar
    Cantagallo is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia. It is the southernmost municipality of the province. It was founded on 1 January 1938 and became a municipality by Ordinance no. 30 of 16 December 1994....

  9. El Carmen de Bolívar
    El Carmen de Bolívar
    El Carmen de Bolívar is a municipality and town of the northern Colombian Department of Bolivar. Founded on February 16, 1779 by the Spanish infantry Lieutenant Antonio de La Torre y Miranda,El Carmen de Bolivar lies in the central region of the Bolivar Department.-History:This area was initially...

  10. Cartagena
    Cartagena, Colombia
    Cartagena de Indias , is a large Caribbean beach resort city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region and capital of Bolívar Department...

  11. Cicuco
    Cicuco
    Cicuco is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  12. Clemencia
    Clemencia
    Clemencia is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  13. Córdoba
    Córdoba, Bolívar
    Córdoba is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  14. El Guamo
    El Guamo
    El Guamo is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  15. Hatillo de Loba
    Hatillo de Loba
    Hatillo de Loba is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  16. Magangué
    Magangue
    Magangué Magangué is a municipality in the Department of Bolivar in Colombia, located on the banks of the Magdalena River in the North Coast. It is the capital of the southern Department, and is the second most important town....

  17. Mahates
    Mahates
    Mahates is a river town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia. The town of Mahates was founded on April 17, 1533 by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia....

  18. Margarita
    Margarita, Bolívar
    Margarita is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia, which is an important center of orange cultivation; there are many groves around the town of Punta. The "cipriano pupo house", the principal characteristic is the only street which has this. There are only...

  19. Maria La Baja
    Maria La Baja
    María La Baja is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia.-History:María La Baja was founded by Alonso de Heredia on December 8, 1535.-Geography and climate:...

  20. Santa Cruz de Mompox
    Santa Cruz de Mompox
    Mompox or Mompós, officially Santa Cruz de Mompox, is a town and municipality in northern Colombia, in the Bolívar Department, which has preserved its colonial character. Located on an island in the Magdalena River where it joins the Cauca River, 249 kilometers from Cartagena. Mompox depends upon...

  21. Montecristo
    Montecristo, Bolívar
    Montecristo is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  22. Morales
    Morales, Bolívar
    Morales is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia.-References:...

  23. Norosí
    Norosí
    Norosí is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia. The municipality was established in 2007....

  24. El Peñón
    El Peñón, Bolívar
    El Peñón is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  25. Pinillos
    Pinillos
    Pinillos is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  26. Regidor
    Regidor, Bolivar
    Regidor is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia in a lowland area along the banks of the Magdalena River. The principal industry of Regidor is cultivation of Oil Palm. Many subsistence farmers have been pressured to sell their land to oil palm companies and...

  27. Rio Viejo
    Rio Viejo
    Rio Viejo is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  28. San Cristobal
    San Cristobal, Bolívar
    San Cristobal is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  29. San Estanislao
    San Estanislao, Bolívar
    San Estanislao de Kostka is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia.San Estanislao is also informally known as Arenal by the locals, Arenal is Spanish for "sand", which earned its nickname in result that the town accumulates high amounts of sand during rain and...

  30. San Fernando
    San Fernando, Bolívar
    San Fernando is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  31. San Jacinto
    San Jacinto, Bolívar
    San Jacinto is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia. The town is famous as the birthplace of the Latin Grammy Award winner cumbia group Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto....

  32. San Jacinto del Cauca
    San Jacinto del Cauca
    San Jacinto del Cauca is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  33. San Juan Nepomuceno
    San Juan Nepomuceno, Bolívar
    San Juan Nepomuceno is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia. It is named after Saint John of Nepomuk...

  34. San Martín de Loba
    San Martín de Loba
    San Martín de Loba is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  35. San Pablo
    San Pablo, Bolívar
    San Pablo is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  36. Santa Catalina
    Santa Catalina, Bolívar
    Santa Catalina is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  37. Santa Rosa
    Santa Rosa, Bolívar
    Santa Rosa is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  38. Simiti
    Simiti
    Simiti is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  39. Soplaviento
    Soplaviento
    Soplaviento is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  40. Talaiga Nuevo
    Talaiga Nuevo
    Talaigua Nuevo is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  41. Tiquisio
    Tiquisio
    Tiquisio is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  42. Turbaco
    Turbaco
    Turbaco is a municipality in the Bolívar Department of Colombia. It is about 20 minutes from Cartagena de Indias and is one of Bolívar's most organized municipalities. Turbaco is known for its famous "Fiesta de Toros" in December to celebrate the new year. Currently the municipality is undergoing...

  43. Turbana
  44. Villanueva
    Villanueva, Bolívar
    Villanueva is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia.A restoration of name of the municipality to Timiriguaco is pending....

  45. Zambrano
    Zambrano, Bolívar
    Zambrano is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....

  46. Santa Rosa del Sur
    Santa Rosa del Sur
    San Rosa del Sur is a town and municipality located in the Bolívar Department, northern Colombia....


External links

  • View a boundary-overlaid version of Bolívar on Google Maps: http://www.maplandia.com/colombia/bolivar/turbana/