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Being located in the heart of the western frontier of Colombia, Pereira also serves to be the operational capital of the department called Risaralda. Pereira also forms a portion of the small valley that is connected
with the western chain of the Andes Mountains.

The city known as Pereira in Colombia is home to the biggest and most advanced airport in the entire domain. It was this airport that was responsible for transforming it into one of the most significant urban settlements of Colombia. It is also situated at a stone's throw from other imperative Colombian cities like Cali, Bogota and Medillin. The census held in the year 2004, elucidated that the population of Pereira of Colombia has touched the mark of 567,329.

It was the individuals of the Quimbaya tribe who had inhabited this city even prior to the robust Europeans. They were quite famous and widely appreciated for their scintillating gold artwork. It was around 1540, when the Spanish founded their first settlement in the city of Pereira at Colombia. The town of Cartago also came into existence around this time under the guidance of Jose Fransisco and Manuel Pereira.

This Colombian city has earned the reputation of being the producers of one of the finest quality of coffee in the entire region. It was the abundance of the mineral-enriched volcanic soil of the Andes Mountains that favored the growth of coffee in this city.

Some of the most famous sightseeing spots in this city are Viaducto Cesar Gaviria Trujillo, Plaza de Bolivar and the Matecana City Zoo.

Last Updated Date: February 28th, 2018

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