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 Colombia: Geography
The central part of these lowlands, especially around the mouth of the Magdalena, is one of the most densely inhabited areas of Colombia.
Like the Cordillera Central, the Occidental has only small valleys, in which most of the population lives.
The extensive lowlands of the east, which cover nearly two-thirds of Colombia, belong to two large drainage basins, that of the Orinoco river in the north and the Amazon river in the south, and to two natural landscape regions, the Llanos in the north and the Selvas in the south.
www.ddg.com /LIS/aurelia/colgeo1.htm   (711 words)

  
 Colombia - Andean Highlands
The Cordillera Occidental is separated from the Cordillera Central by the deep rift of the Cauca Valley.
Geologically, the Cordillera Occidental and the Cordillera Central form the western and eastern sides of a massive crystalline arch that extends from the Caribbean lowlands to the southern border of Ecuador.
The Cordillera Occidental in the west, the Cordillera Central in the center, and the Cordillera Oriental in the east have different characteristics.
countrystudies.us /colombia/33.htm   (1299 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Print Preview - Colombia
The principal river of Colombia, the Magdalena, flows north between the Cordillera Oriental and the Cordillera Central.
The Andes comprise three principal and parallel ranges: the Cordillera Occidental in the west, the Cordillera Central, and the Cordillera Oriental in the east.
The Andes mountains dominate the central and western parts of the country, extending north-south almost the entire length of Colombia.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Cordilleras
The Cordillera Central is the central axis of the Colombian Andes, stretching north...
Cordillera Central, mountain range in Colombia, South America.
The Cordillera Oriental, with a maximum elevation of 5,493 m (18,021 ft), is the eastern axis of the...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Cordilleras.html   (88 words)

  
 Ecogeographical zones
To the north of the Pisba-Sumapaz complex, the cordillera divides with the Venezuelan Cordillera de Mérida extending off to the northeast and the Serranía de Perijá extending toward the north and forming the border between Colombia and Venezuela.
To the south of the Pisba-Sumapaz páramos, the Cordillera Oriental is a narrow range of modest elevations (seldom over 2500 m.s.n.m.) that joins the eastern flank of the Cordillera Central.
Its frog fauna shows no resemblance to the Guyanan region, rather it is merely an isolated fragment of the eastern flank of the Cordillera Oriental.
www.accefyn.org.co /ranas/frogs/search_biomap_map_h_region.htm   (166 words)

  
 CPD: South America, Site SA28, Region of Los Nevados National Park, Colombia
The Central Andean páramo Endemic Bird Area (EBA B60) and Subtropical inter-Andean Colombia EBA (B12) embrace the entire Central Andean cordillera from the páramo zone down to the subtropical (mid-Andean) forest.
Salomons, J.B. Paleoecology of volcanic soils in the Colombian Central Cordillera (Parque Nacional Natural de Los Nevados).
The eastern slope of the Central Cordillera was inhabited by the Panches, the western slope by the Quimbayas (INDERENA 1984).
www.nmnh.si.edu /botany/projects/cpd/sa/sa28.htm   (3328 words)

  
 Cauca
It flows north in a rift valley between the Cordillera Central and Cordillera Occidental to the Magdalena River.
348,023), capital of Risaralda dept., W central Colombia, in the upper...
It is navigable in its lower course and drains a fertile valley; coffee is the chief crop.
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 Howling At A Waning Moon: New tapaculos from Colombia
Unidentified tapaculos have been observed in the northern Cordillera Central for a decade, and when Niels Krabbe examined recordings of their songs, his suspicions arose that they were a new species.
Furthermore, it is genetically distinct and retains its integrity throughout a 300 km stretch of the Cordillera Central where it occupies montane forest between 1,420 and 2,130 m altitude.
Currently the Upper Magdalena Tapaculo is known from two localities on the east slope of the Cordillera Central at 2,000–2,300 m elevation.
www.howlingthemoon.org /archives/2005/08/new_tapaculos_f.html   (633 words)

  
 Canada's largest selection of Home Coffee Roasters and Green Coffee Beans - Green Beanery
The name of a well-known coffee grown in Colombia's central cordillera, that takes its name after the city of Armenia, in which it is marketed.
The name of a well-known coffee grown in Colombia's central cordillera, that takes its name after the city of Medellin, in which it is marketed.
The name of a well-known coffee grown in Colombia's central cordillera, that takes its name after the city of Manizales, in which it is marketed.
www.eprf.ca /bean/index.cfm?DSP=encyclopediadb   (633 words)

  
 Search Results for Bogotá - Encyclopædia Britannica
It lies in central Colombia in a fertile upland basin 8,660 feet (2,640 metres) above sea level in the Cordillera Oriental of the Northern Andes Mountains.
waterfalls on the Bogotá (Funza) River, which is a tributary of the Magdalena River, in the Andean Cordillera (mountains) Oriental, central Colombia.
departamento, central Colombia, in the Andean Cordillera Oriental, bounded west by the Magdalena River.
www.britannica.com /search?query=Bogotá&submit=Find&source=MWTAB   (633 words)

  
 Canada's largest selection of Home Coffee Roasters and Green Coffee Beans - Green Beanery
The name of a well-known coffee grown in Colombia's central cordillera, that takes its name after the city of Armenia, in which it is marketed.
The name of a well-known coffee grown in Colombia's eastern cordillera, that takes its name after the city of Bogota, in which it is marketed.
The central and eastern cordilleras produce the best coffee.
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 Rev237
The three Andean cordilleras harbor between 87 and 121 species of frogs and toads, demonstrating that the biodiversity of Colombia resides primarily in its montane components, not in its lowland rainforests.
Twenty-seven are endemic to the Cordillera Occidental, 22 to the Cordillera Central, nine are shared exclusively by those two cordilleras, 24 are endemic to the Cordillera Oriental, and eight are endemic to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Nine species are endemic to the Cordillera Occidental, nine others to the Cordillera Central, three endemics are shared by those two cordilleras (otherwise endemic), ten are endemic to the Cordillera Oriental, and one is endemic to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
www.accefyn.org.co /ranas/frogs/Rev237.html   (3489 words)

  
 ninemsn Encarta - Search Results - Cordilleras
The Cordillera Central is the central axis of the Colombian Andes, stretching north...
Cordillera Central, mountain range in Colombia, South America.
The Cordillera Oriental, with a maximum elevation of 5,493 m (18,021 ft), is the eastern axis of the...
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 Cauca --  Encyclopædia Britannica
department, southwestern Colombia, stretching eastward from the Pacific Ocean across the Andean Cordilleras (mountains) Occidental and Central, which are separated by the fertile valley of the upper Río Cauca.
Colombia's physical backbone is the northern Andes mountain chain, which effectively separates the country's eastern lowland regions from the Pacific coastal lowlands in the west and the Caribbean littoral in the northwest.
A short distance from the Ecuadorian border, the Andes branch into three cordilleras, or ranges, roughly parallel in a south–north direction.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9021860?tocId=9021860   (706 words)

  
 COLOMBIA - LoveToKnow Article on COLOMBIA
The Central Cordillera is the direct continuation of the Eastern Cordillera of Ecuador, and is formed chiefly of gneiss and other crystalline rocks, but sedimentary deposits of Cretaceous age also occur.
The Western Cordillera is the direct continuation of the Western Cordillera of Ecuador, and, like the latter, to judge from the scattered observations which are all that are available, consists chiefly of sandstones and porphyritic rocks of the Cretaceous series.
The canyon of the Patia through the Western Cordillera is known as the Minima gorge, and has been cut to a depth of 1676 ft., above which the perpendicular mountain sides rise like a wall some thousands of feet more.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /C/CO/COLOMBIA.htm   (706 words)

  
 Republic of Colombia
Colombia's topography is characterized by the Andean Cordillera range, situated in the west-central part of the country, and which stretches from north to south, almost along the whole length of the country.
Since independence the two major political parties have been the Conservative Party, which is now the Social Conservative Party of Colombia (PSC), which favors a strong central government, and the Liberal Party, which is federalist in outlook.
Colombia is bordered by Panama and the Caribbean Sea on the north, Venezuela and Brazil on the east, Equador and Peru on the south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west.
www.ciesin.org /decentralization/English/CaseStudies/colombia.html   (1654 words)

  
 CPD: South America overview, centres of plant diversity and endemism, Carabbean region of SA
Around the northern margins of the Central Andean and Western Andean cordilleras in Colombia, delimitation of the Caribbean region from the Andes and from the western Colombian Chocó region is more complicated.
The region is delimited to the south by the Orinoco and its major Colombian tributary the Guaviare, and to the west the limit is the 500 m contour of the Andean Cordillera Oriental.
The Cordillera de la Costa, geologically not a part of the Andes, is geographically in essence an Andean outlier, but floristically may be more similar to Central America.
www.nmnh.si.edu /botany/projects/cpd/sa/sa-i.htm   (1097 words)

  
 Chinchina, Colombia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Founded in 1632 by Spanish colonists, it is in the heart of the country's coffee -growing region, in the Central Cordillera of the Andes.
Chinchina (estimated population 56,000) is a municipality located in the department of Caldas in Colombia.
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en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinchina,_Colombia   (1097 words)

  
 Pereira, Colombia, Pictures
Pereira, city in western Colombia, capital of Risaralda Department, on the Otún River, in the western foothills of the Cordillera Central, near Manizales.
Founded in 1863, the city became the capital of the new Risaralda Department in 1967.
A rail and road hub, Pereira is a market center for coffee, livestock, sugarcane, fruit, cocoa, and corn.
www.greatestcities.com /South_America/Colombia/Pereira_city.html   (141 words)

  
 PALEOSEISMIC EVIDENCE AT LICEO TALLER SAN MIGUEL, PEREIRA-ARMENIA REGION, COLOMBIA - SOUTH AMERICA
The Pereira-Armenia region -located in the west flank of the Colombia Cordillera Central- is crosscut by the Romeral fault system, which is an active LLSS fault with a secondary thrust component in the Eje Cafetero zone (4-5º N latitude).
After the Armenia 1999 event, it has become a must to revise the seismic hazard studies in this region in terms of local crustal seismicity.
The ground were sits the Liceo Taller San Miguel, located 9 km south of Pereira, is carpeted by over 2 m-thick volcanic ash falls of less than 30 ka.
gsa.confex.com /gsa/inqu/finalprogram/abstract_54050.htm   (544 words)

  
 U9_Soils SAmerica
The Central Cordillera has a towering chain of volcanoes (e.g., Tolima) and is the divide between the valleys of the Magdalena and the Cauca rivers.
Two cordilleras, the western one tracing the border with Chile and the eastern running north and south across the center of the country, are divided by a high plateau (altiplano), most of it 12,000 ft (3,660 m) above sea level—barren, windswept, and segmented by mountain spurs.
Topography and Geology- Topographically the continent is divided into three sections—the South American cordillera, the interior lowlands, and the continental shield.
www.soils.agri.umn.edu /academics/classes/soil4505/doc/unit9sam.htm   (5818 words)

  
 Nat' Academies Press, The Eruption of Nevado Del Ruiz Volcano Colombia, South America, November 13, 1985 (1991)
A relatively small eruption of Nevado del Ruiz volcano, located in the Central Cordillera of Colombia, South America, took place on November 13, 1985.
The materials ejected during the eruption melted part of the glacial ice cap at the summit of the volcano, releasing a series of lahars (volcanic mudflows and debris flows).
Another lahar flow descended the western slope of the volcano through the narrow canyon of the Chinchina River, destroying 400 houses and causing as many as 1,800 deaths near the town of Chinchina.
www.nap.edu /books/0309044774/html/1.html   (5818 words)

  
 CPD: South America, Site SA29, Colombian Central Massif, Colombia
The Central Andean páramo Endemic Bird Area (EBA B60) and Subtropical inter-Andean Colombia EBA (B12) embrace the entire Central Andean cordillera from the páramo down to the subtropical (mid-Andean) forest.
The transect of La Plata Valley (Map 65) is between the crater of the volcano Puracé and the Serranía de las Minas, which is north of the Upper Magdalena River Valley - where the Central and Eastern cordilleras diverge northward from the Colombian Central Massif (Gran Macizo Colombiano).
The regional geology presents a sequence: rocks from the Triassic-Jurassic, intrusive Jurassic rocks, marine sedimentary rocks of the Cretaceous, Tertiary molasse deposits and Quaternary deposits, which are related to orogenic volcanism or post-orogenic events in the rise of the Central and the Eastern cordilleras (Kroonenberg and Diederix 1985).
www.nmnh.si.edu /botany/projects/cpd/sa/sa29.htm   (2702 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Manizales
Manizales, city in western Colombia, capital of Caldas Department, in the western Cordillera Central mountains.
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encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576857/Manizales.html   (2702 words)

  
 Cordillera Central. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
The central of three ranges of the Andes in western Colombia.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Reference > American Heritage
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 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Administrative divisions
17 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento) and 1 capital city*; Alto Paraguay, Alto Parana, Amambay, Asuncion*, Boqueron, Caaguazu, Caazapa, Canindeyu, Central, Concepcion, Cordillera, Guaira, Itapua, Misiones, Neembucu, Paraguari, Presidente Hayes, San Pedro
7 departments (departements, singular - departement) and 1 capital district* (capitale district); Agadez, Diffa, Dosso, Maradi, Niamey*, Tahoua, Tillaberi, Zinder
none (overseas department of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 4 arrondissements, 24 communes, and 47 cantons
www.brainyatlas.com /fields/2051.html   (2702 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Multimedia - Magdalena River, Colombia
The Magdalena River, shown here near Puerto Boyacá in central Colombia, is the country’s principal river.
The river flows north between the Cordillera Oriental and the Cordillera Central, two ranges of the Andes mountain chain.
MSN Encarta - Multimedia - Magdalena River, Colombia
encarta.msn.com /media_461513629_761564636_-1_1/Magdalena_River_Colombia.html   (2702 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Resultados de la búsqueda - Nevado del Huila
Nevado del Huila, pico nevado del suroeste de Colombia que forma parte de la cordillera Central del país, de la que constituye su máxima elevación....
Parque nacional del Nevado del Huila, área natural protegida del centro-oeste de Colombia, localizada sobre el eje de la cordillera Central...
Al sur del departamento, en el macizo Colombiano, nacen las cordilleras Central y Oriental;...
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 Cauca
Cauca, river, c.800 mi (1,290 km) long, rising in the Cordillera Central, near Popayán, W Colombia.
It flows north in a rift valley between the Cordillera Central and Cordillera Occidental to the Magdalena River.
1,641,498), capital of Valle del Cauca dept., W Colombia, on the Cali River.
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 ORONORTE
The project is located at the northern end of Colombias Central Cordillera, three km south of the town of Zaragoza in the northeastern portion of the Department of Antioquia.
Geologically, the Palestina (Otu-Bagre-Nus) fault system structurally controls a gold mineralizing system of over 500 km in strike length, extending from the central portion of the Central Cordillera, between Tolima and Caldas through northern to Antioquia.
Mineros of Antioquia, formerly Pato Gold Mines de Colombia Ltda., (an early facet of Placer Development Inc.) has operated since 1906.
www.grupodebullet.com /oronorte.htm   (2702 words)

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