Pereira, Colombia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pereira is the capital city of the Colombian department of Risaralda. It stands in the center of the western region of the country, located in a small valley that descends from a part of the western Andes mountain chain. Its strategic location in the coffee producing area makes the city an urban center in Colombia, as does its proximity to Bogotá, Cali and Medellín - and to the sea and ...
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Overview

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pereira is the capital city of the Colombian department of Risaralda. It stands in the center of the western region of the country, located in a small valley that descends from a part of the western Andes mountain chain. Its strategic location in the coffee producing area makes the city an urban center in Colombia, as does its proximity to Bogotá, Cali and Medellín - and to the sea and the biggest airport in the whole area. In 2004 it reported a population of 576,329.The area of Pereira was inhabited, before the European colonization, by the Quimbaya, known for their artworks in gold. The Spaniards established their first settlement in the area around the year 1540. The town of Cartago was first founded here by the conquistators Jorge Robledo and Diego de Mendoza; it was then moved around 1691 to the place where it is today.
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  • ISBN-13: 9786138823940
  • Publisher: VolvPress
  • Publication date: 1/17/2012
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 0.23 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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