Pereira, Colombia

What is Pereira, Colombia known for?


main manufacturing

: an economic, social and political history." Cambridge University Press, 25 July 2002. p162. ISBN 0521528593, 9780521528597. Accessed at Google Books 29 December 2013. Manufacturing Pereira's main manufacturing product is apparel. Other products include aluminium goods, motorcycles and telecommunications technology. Pereira also hosts multinational corporations such as Avesco, Nestle and Coats. In the future, Ethanol may be produced in Pereira, as sugarcane (an essential raw material for ethanol production) is farmed in the nearby Cauca valley. Toasa J. "Colombia: a new ethanol producer on the rise?" Diane publishing and Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, USA 2009 p4. ISBN 1437923674, 9781437923674. Accessed at Google Books 29 December 2013. Logistics Pereira is a centre for transport logistics. Logistics companies include Servientrega International Logistics, FedEx, DHL, Central and TCC. There are logistics centres in Dosquebradas and Alpina. Trade and commerce Trade and commerce is the second biggest employment sector in Pereira and in 2010, Pereira is the city with the highest rate of unemployment in Colombia. Commercial enterprises include malls, home centres, hypermarkets and supermarkets. There are also fast food outlets, hotels and a convention centre. Services Pereira is a service centre for surrounding rural areas. Tourism Pereira has several landmarks which attract tourists. Lake Otún and Santa Isabel (Santa Isabel (volcano)), provide a destination for sports adventure tourism. Pereira also has a "night life" with bars and nightclubs. Drugs Pereira has been affected by drug trade. In 1979, "social cleansing" of criminals was reported in Pereira. Solimano A. "Colombia: essays on conflict, peace, and development." World Bank Publications, 2000 p. 17. ISBN 0821346709, 9780821346709. Accessed at Google Books 28 December 2013. In 2001, "White Horse", a joint US (United States of America) Colombian investigation into the transportation of heroin between Periera and Philadelphia. Marcella G. "The United States and Colombia: the journey from ambiguity to strategic clarity." Diane Publishing May 2003 p28. Accessed at Google Books 29 December 2013. Transportation thumb right 200px Unit Integrated Mass Transit System Megabús (File:Megabus g.jpg) parked in the station at the Lucy Tejada Cultural Center. Air Pereira's airport is the Matecaña International Airport. It was built between 1944 and 1946 and opened in August 1947. It operates both nationally and internationally. It is currently undergoing a large expansion which will include a new control tower, a longer runway, new access roads and new destinations such as New York, which will make Matecaña International Airport one of the most important of the country, Road Pereira is a transport hub for Caldas and Quindio. Interdepartmental roads make up the Autopista del Café (Coffee Freeway). "En servicio calzada de la Autopista del Café." Eldiario website. Accessed 1 February 2013. Other routes include: 30 August Avenue, Circunvalar Avenue, Americas Avenue, Railway Avenue, Belalcazár Avenue, The River Avenue and streets Sixth, Seventh and Eighth and other highways. Megabus Megabús is the mass transport system of Pereira which was founded in 2006. It compromises 3 trunk routes that link Dosquebradas and Cuba, and feeder routes which connect the rest of the metropolitan area including La Virginia, Puerto Caldas, Cerritos, Morelia, and many other neighbourhoods, which connect with the trunk routes at Interchanger stations. Cesar Gaviria Trujillo Viaduct thumb right 200px Pilares del Viaducto César Gaviria Trujillo. (File:Viaducto Pereira.jpg) The architectural award winning César Gaviria Trujillo Viaduct, a cable-stayed bridge, was opened on 15 November 1997. It is named after César Gaviria, the 40th president of Colombia, who was born in the city of Pereira. The viaduct links Pereira with Dosquebradas and the cities of Armenia, Pereira and Manizales. The length of its centre span is Suolahti (consolidated in 2007 with Sumiainen to make Äänekoski), Finland (status unknown) image 300 px (Image:266368 10150687251515634 868425633 19614070 4645723 o.jpg) location Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Colombia broke_ground '''Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas''' is a multi-purpose stadium in Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Colombia. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches. It is also the home of Deportivo Pereira. The stadium holds 30,313 people. The stadium was built in 1971. The stadium is now under reconstruction for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011. The stadium is going to host some games and is going to hold 40.000 people. Nuevo Estadio, Así quedaría el estadio de Pereira, July 6, 2009. An upper tier is being added to the stadium to match with the existing west upper tier. Main urban centers *Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Risaralda Department *Armenia (Armenia, Colombia), Quindío Department *Juan Valdez (International gourmet coffee brand) *Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Risaralda (Risaralda Department) (Colombian City) *Armenia (Armenia, Colombia), Quindío (Quindío Department) (Colombian City)


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; of criminals was reported in Pereira. Solimano A. "Colombia: essays on conflict, peace, and development." World Bank Publications, 2000 p. 17. ISBN 0821346709, 9780821346709. Accessed at Google Books 28 December 2013. In 2001, "White Horse", a joint US (United States of America) Colombian investigation into the transportation of heroin between Periera


coffee

: www.pereira.gov.co Official website '''Pereira''' is the capital city of the Colombian Department (governmental region) (Departments of Colombia) of Risaralda (Risaralda Department). It is located in the west of Colombia in the foothills of the Andes in a coffee producing area. Location thumb right 200px Map of the city. (Image:Estratificacion Urb 8-31-06.jpg) Pereira is located in the Central ''Cordillera'' (mountain range

Cartago and founded Pereira at the site, granted by the Pereira family for the city, which is now the Plaza de Bolivar. Expansion and decline In the 1920s particularly, settlers from Antioquia (Antioquia Department) moved to Pereira for its economically strategic location, fertile soil, and good weather. The settlers grew large quantities of high-quality coffee in the mineral-rich, volcanic, Andean soil. Sharpless R. E.

"Colombia, a country study." Government Printing Office, Library of Congress, USA. p95 ISBN 016088277X, 9780160882777. Economy 68.1 percent of Pereira's economy lies in the tertiary sector, 26.2 percent in governance and 5.7 percent in primary production. The economy is supported by good prices for oil, coal, nickel and coffee; microcredit ventures; provision of security in the city and region; and taxes on residents living abroad. Agriculture In the region


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: www.pereira.gov.co Official website '''Pereira''' is the capital city of the Colombian Department (governmental region) (Departments of Colombia) of Risaralda (Risaralda Department). It is located in the west of Colombia in the foothills of the Andes in a coffee producing area. Location thumb right 200px Map of the city. (Image:Estratificacion Urb 8-31-06.jpg) Pereira is located in the Central ''Cordillera'' (mountain range

Cultural Center, taken in 2005. thumb Macaws in the Matecaña City Zoo (File:Zoologico (111).jpg) city of Pereira. * Matecaña City Zoo, natural history museum and visitors' train. * Technological University of Pereira, (planetarium and botanical garden of Pereira Technological University (Technological University of Pereira Botanic Garden) and ''Guaducto'', a bamboo bridge).


high singles

, 2006, Catalina reached her career-high singles ranking: World No. 35. Since November 2006, she is the highest ranked South American female tennis player. She is coached by Peruvian-born British citizen Pablo Giacopelli, who has been her coach since 2004. - Pereira (Pereira, Colombia) align center PEI align center SKPE Matecaña International Airport align center A320, A319, A318, F50 Focus City - **Medellín – José María Córdova International Airport ''Operated by Copa


barranquilla

, Armenia, Santiago de Cali, Medellín, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia), Cúcuta, Santa Marta, Leticia (Leticia, Colombia), Manizales, Montería, Pasto, Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Popayán, Riohacha, San Andrés (San Andrés, San Andrés y Providencia), Valledupar, Providencia (Providencia, Nariño), Capurganá, Bahía Solano, Nuquí, Caucasia (Caucasia, Antioquia) and Chigorodó. *In South America

. The Company then modernised with the B727 (Boeing 727). Subsequently, the fleet was made up of British Aerospace RJ-100, De Havilland Canada Twin Otter, and Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. With these modern aircraft SAM united the most important cities of the country (Medellín, Bogotá, Cali, Barranquilla, Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Montería, Valledupar, Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia), Santa Marta, Riohacha, Cúcuta, Leticia, Colombia Leticia

, Mistrato, Santuario (Santuario, Risaralda), Quinchía, Puerto Carreño (Vichada) align "center" 1958 Bogotá, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, Cali, Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia), Cúcuta, Fusagasugá, Ibagué, Manizales, Medellin, Neiva (Neiva, Huila), Pasto, Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Popayán, Tunja, and Villavicencio align "center" Biography Zuluaga was born in Pereira (Pereira, Colombia) to an impoverished


extensive views

are its "mirador" (viewing tower) with its extensive views over the Cauca River valley to the west and the Parque Nacional Natural los Nevados (Los Nevados National Natural Park) to the east (it is also possible to see both Armenia and Pereira (Pereira, Colombia) from the top of the tower), and the cafe in the main square where scenes from the popular Colombian telenovela ''Cafe, con aroma de mujer'' were filmed. thumb 300px The viaduct has become a symbol of the cities of Pereira and Dosquebradas. (Image:Viaducto g.jpg) The '''César Gaviria Trujillo Viaduct''' ( Suolahti (consolidated in 2007 with Sumiainen to make Äänekoski), Finland (status unknown) image 300 px (Image:266368 10150687251515634 868425633 19614070 4645723 o.jpg) location Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Colombia broke_ground '''Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas''' is a multi-purpose stadium in Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Colombia. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches. It is also the home of Deportivo Pereira. The stadium holds 30,313 people. The stadium was built in 1971. The stadium is now under reconstruction for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011. The stadium is going to host some games and is going to hold 40.000 people. Nuevo Estadio, Así quedaría el estadio de Pereira, July 6, 2009. An upper tier is being added to the stadium to match with the existing west upper tier. Main urban centers *Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Risaralda Department *Armenia (Armenia, Colombia), Quindío Department *Juan Valdez (International gourmet coffee brand) *Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Risaralda (Risaralda Department) (Colombian City) *Armenia (Armenia, Colombia), Quindío (Quindío Department) (Colombian City)


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Suolahti (consolidated in 2007 with Sumiainen to make Äänekoski), Finland (status unknown) image 300 px (Image:266368 10150687251515634 868425633 19614070 4645723 o.jpg) location Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Colombia broke_ground '''Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas''' is a multi-purpose stadium in Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Colombia. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches. It is also the home of Deportivo Pereira. The stadium holds 30,313 people. The stadium was built in 1971. The stadium is now under reconstruction for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011. The stadium is going to host some games and is going to hold 40.000 people. Nuevo Estadio, Así quedaría el estadio de Pereira, July 6, 2009. An upper tier is being added to the stadium to match with the existing west upper tier. Main urban centers *Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Risaralda Department *Armenia (Armenia, Colombia), Quindío Department *Juan Valdez (International gourmet coffee brand) *Pereira (Pereira, Colombia), Risaralda (Risaralda Department) (Colombian City) *Armenia (Armenia, Colombia), Quindío (Quindío Department) (Colombian City)


range running

range running through central Colombia, 26 km north of the departmental capital Armenia (Armenia, Colombia). It is the northernmost of twelve municipalities that form Quindío, the second smallest department of Colombia. It houses a small community economically supported by agriculture and tourism. Although coffee is the major agricultural product, the municipality's diverse ecosystem makes it perfect for the production of numerous fruits and vegetables. The population is evenly split between


career high

, 2006, Catalina reached her career-high singles ranking: World No. 35. Since November 2006, she is the highest ranked South American female tennis player. She is coached by Peruvian-born British citizen Pablo Giacopelli, who has been her coach since 2004. - Pereira (Pereira, Colombia) align center PEI align center SKPE Matecaña International Airport align center A320, A319, A318, F50 Focus City - **Medellín – José María Córdova International Airport ''Operated by Copa

Pereira, Colombia

'''Pereira''' is the capital city of the Colombian Department (governmental region) (Departments of Colombia) of Risaralda (Risaralda Department). It is located in the west of Colombia in the foothills of the Andes in a coffee producing area.

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