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Meta (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmeta]) is a department of Colombia. It is close to the geographic center of the country, to the east of the Andean mountains. A large portion of the department, which is also crossed by the Meta River, is covered by a grassland plain known as the Llanos. Its capital is Villavicencio. The department has a monument placed in the very geographic centre of Colombia, at a place known as Alto de Menegua, a few kilometers from Puerto López.

Department of Meta

Departamento del Meta
Flag of Department of Meta
Flag
Coat of arms of Department of Meta
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Llano Grande de Colombia y Meta
Anthem: Himno de Meta (Colombia)
Meta shown in red
Meta shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Coordinates: 4°9′N 73°38′W / 4.150°N 73.633°W / 4.150; -73.633Coordinates: 4°9′N 73°38′W / 4.150°N 73.633°W / 4.150; -73.633
Country Colombia
RegionOrinoquía Region
EstablishedJuly 1, 1960
CapitalVillavicencio
Government
 • GovernorMarcela Amaya (2016-2019)
Area
 • Total85,635 km2 (33,064 sq mi)
Area rank4th
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total924,843
 • Rank19th
 • Density11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-05
ISO 3166 codeCO-MET
Provinces4
Municipalities29
HDI (2017)0.761[2]
high · 6th
Websitewww.meta.gov.co

Achagua, which is similar to Piapoco, is an Indigenous language spoken by a minority in the department.

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  1. ^ "DANE". Archived from the original on November 13, 2009. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.

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