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Since, the city of Barrancabed at a distance of approximately 110 kilometers from the venue of Bucaramanga. The Mrmeja serves to be a municipality in the Santander department, it falls in the north-eastern frontier of Colombia.
Barrancabermeja is locateagdalena River with its crystal blue waters borders this Colombian city. Barrancabermeja is famous for housing, perhaps, the biggest refinery of petroleum in the Latin-American country of Colombia. Currently, this mammoth oil refinery is under the control of Ecopetrol.

Most of the economic activity in Barrancabermeja in Colombia revolves around petroleum and farming activities.

Due to the presence of such a huge oil refinery, a fairly large number of gasoline cartels are also present in the city.

It was the Tropical Oil Company that had established the first oil extraction wells in this city of Colombia in the year 1922. This led to the foundation of the city known as Barrancabermeja of Colombia. The name was given by an extremely popular explorer known as Gonzalo Jimenez de Quezada. Ever since, Ecopetrol had acquired these oil refineries, the city of Barrancabermeja at Colombia had evolved into a major city housing a total of 214,192 occupants.

It takes approximately 2 hours to travel from the capital of Santander, Bucaramanga to Barrancabermeja by car. The residents of this city absolutely adore the melodious tunes of Vallenato and Caribbean music like Salsa, Puya, Fandango, Merengue and others.

The majority of the commercial activity is located near the river ports. The motor canoes bring in fish and other agricultural products like plaintain, maize, cassava and cacao fuel the economy of this city.

Last Updated Date: February 28th, 2018

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