Mitu is the capital of the department of
Vaupés, located in the southeast part of Colombia and on the border with Brazil
.The municipality is located predominantly on
the right bank of the river Vaupés .With nearly
16,422 km2 according to Census and Dane with a population of 16,580 inhabitants
where the indigenous race predominates with a variety of 27 different ethnic
groups. Mitu is characterized as an area of transition between the dry
plains of the Orinoco , and Amazon rainforest.