Department of Huila
Departamento del Huila
|Anthem: Alma del Huila (Huila's soul)|
Huila shown in red
Topography of the department
|o Governor||Carlos Julio Gonzalez Villa (2016-2019)|
|o Total||19,890 km2 (7,680 sq mi)|
|o Density||57/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CO-HUI|
high · 21st
Colombia's third highest peak, the Nevado del Huila volcano, is located in Huila department.
The Magdalena River (also called Yuma River) is Colombia's largest river, rises in Huila department. Some of Huila's most important towns are placed in the Magdalena River Valley. Betania is a dam located in the Magdalena river. A bigger dam, El Quimbo, is planned for the same river.