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Vélez, Santander

For the Argentine football club, see Club Atlético Vélez Sársfield

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
DepartmentSantander Department
FoundedSeptember 14, 1539[1]
Founded byMartín Galeano[1]
Area
 • Total250 km2 (100 sq mi)
Population
(2005)[3]
 • Total19,265
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Veleño -a
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
Websitewww.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