Demography and economy of the department of Córdoba, 1951-2019

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Bonet-Morón, Jaime
Aguilera-Díaz, María

The series Cuadernos de Historia Económica is a publication of Banco de la República in Cartagena. The opinions contained in this document are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not commit Banco de la República or its Board of Directors.

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This work contributes to the reconstruction of the demographic and economic data of the department of Córdoba for a long period of time, which allows to a great extent to cover the seventy years of existence of this territory. We foundthat the population growth of Córdoba washigher than that of Colombia.The departmentalsoexperienced a demographic transition with a reduction in the birth and mortality rates, but at a lower rate than that observed in the national aggregate. Cordoba's economic growth is characterized by greater volatility than that of the national one and theperformance of the different sectors was lower than the national average throughout the period analyzed,and the gap betweenthe GDP per capita of Córdoba andthe national average widened showing a relative stagnation of the economy of Córdoba without important changes that indicate a relative improvement.