Pereira, Colombia

What is Pereira, Colombia known for?


rich volcanic

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.


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the urban and rural areas, with an urban population in the town of Filandia itself of nearly 7000 inhabitants and a population of around 6500 in the rest of the municipality. Most of the population is classified as mestizo and the most common religion is Roman Catholic. The town's architecture, landscapes and the sociability of the locals makes Filandia one of the most beautiful and attractive towns in the department of Quindio and the nation. The town's best-known tourist attractions 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)


research service

(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


architectural award

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 , one of the longest in South America. "Cesar Gaviria Trujillo


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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"


green quot

: 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).


natural record

seismic vulnerability. Lallinde C. P. et al "Geological criteria for evaluating seismicity revisited: forty years of paleoseismic investigations and the natural record of past earthquakes." Geological Society of America, 2011 p79. ISBN 0813724791, 9780813724799. Accessed at Google Books 28 December 2013. Waterways The river system of the municipality includes


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


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


national natural

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. Image:Viaducto g.jpg thumb 300px The viaduct has become

+colombia&source gbs_navlinks_s "Colombia green guide Michelin 2012-2013." Michelin. 2012. Accessed at Google Books 29 December 2013. * Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty. * Lucy Tejada, cultural centre. * Museum of Art, Pereira. * Jaime Mejia archaeological museum. * Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima. * Confamiliar recreation centre: Noah's farm eco-park, water park. * Olympic venues: village, pools, tennis courts, basketball courts and velodrome. * Los Nevados National

Natural Park . * Botanical Garden of Marseille. * Plaza de Bolívar and the naked Bolívar statue. Duncan R. J. "The Ceramics of Ráquira, Colombia: Gender, Work, and Economic Change." University Press of Florida, 1998. p93. Accessed at Google Books 29 December 2013. ref>

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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