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Full nameBucaramanga
Official nameBucaramanga
MottoMontani semper liberi
RegionAndean Region
DepartmentDepartment of Santander
MayorFernando Vargas
Total Area63.7 sq mi (165 km2)
Elevation3146.3 ft (959 m)
Total Population608102
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)1212657
Other information
Time zoneEastern Time Zone (UTC-05)

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Bucaramanga is a Colombian city, and capital city of the department of Santander, Colombia. Bucaramanga has the fifth largest city economy and sixth largest population in Colombia, with 1,212,656 people in its metropolitan area. Bucaramanga has over 160 parks scattered throughout the city and has been given the nicknames "La Ciudad de Los Parques" ("City of Parks") and "La Ciudad Bonita de Colombia" ("Colombia's Beautiful City"). It is internationally recognized for its parks.Bucaramanga has grown rapidly since the 1960s, mostly into neighboring locations within the metropolitan area. Floridablanca, Girón and Piedecuesta are inextricably linked geographically and commercially with Bucaramanga, forming a large metropolitan city.

The city is the base of the Colombian Petroleum Institute (ICP), the research branch of the state oil company Ecopetrol and the (Ecogas).

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