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Vélez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbeles]) is a town and municipality of the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia.

Vélez, Santander
Municipality and town
Flag of Vélez, Santander
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Official seal of Vélez, Santander
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Location of the municipality and town of Vélez, Santander in the Santander  Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Vélez, Santander in the Santander Department of Colombia.
Country  Colombia
Department Santander Department
Founded September 14, 1539[1]
Founded by Martín Galeano[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 250 km2 (100 sq mi)
Population (2005)[3]
 • Total 19,265
 • Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Veleño -a
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website www.velez-santander.gov.co

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nuestro municipio". www.velez-santander.gov.co. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Municipalities of Colombia". Statoids. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Censo general 2005 (Perfil: Vélez, Santander)" (PDF). DANE. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 

Coordinates: 6°05′N 73°35′W / 6.083°N 73.583°W / 6.083; -73.583