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After capital city of Bogota, Palmira is considered to be the second largest city in the Colombian department of Valle de Cauca. Owing to its extremely large area, Palmira is considered to be the largest non-capital city of Colombia
along with being the 20th largest Colombian city. Since, there is ample scope of agriculture in Palmira, it is also referred to as the 'agricultural capital of Colombia'.

As the city of Palmira in Colombia is located at an estimated length of 20 miles from the city of Cali, it falls in the southwestern part of the Latin American country. This city is situated at an altitude of approximately 1 kilometer from the sea level. Palmira of Colombia covers an area that measures approximately 448 square kilometers. The average temperature that prevails almost throughout the year is 23 degree Centigrade.

Palmira at Colombia came into existence in the year 1688. The residents of this Colombian city are addressed by the name of 'Palmirenos' or 'Palmiranos'. Bishop Orlando Antonio Corrales Garcia is serving as the bishop of the city. He was renamed as the Archbishop of Santa Fe de Antioquia in the beginning of the year 2007. It was Pope Benedict XVI who had renamed him.

The most crucial agricultural products of this city are tobacco, sugarcane, rice and coffee. Palmira had inaugurated its maiden shopping mall known as 'Centro Comercial Llanogrande Plaza', which is truly huge in size. This mall, however, gained fame by the name of 'La Catorce'.

Palmira is also home to the Cali International Airport that is renowned by the name of Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport. The Agrogamy School of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia is also present in this city.

Last Updated Date: February 28th, 2018

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