Cundinamarca

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Cundinamarca

 

a department in central Colombia, on the western slopes and foothills of the Cordillera Oriental. On the west it is bounded by the Magdalena River. Area, 24,000 sq km. Population, 3,729,000 (1971, estimate, including Bogotá). The administrative and industrial center is Bogotá. In the Magdalena Valley the chief crops are cotton, sugarcane, cocoa, and bananas, and coffee is cultivated in the foothills. At higher altitudes wheat, barley, and potatoes are grown, and there is pasture livestock raising. Nonferrous metal ores and emeralds are mined in the region. Major industries include food processing, textiles, and chemicals.

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During 2005 the first author (JCNM) collected some large white grubs under soil litter in La Mesa, Cundinamarca department, Colombia, that after rearing in the laboratory, were identified as Aegopsis curvicornis Burmeister (Neita-Moreno 2006).
2005), extending the known distribution of this taxon at least 500 km northeastward from the closest location on the eastern slope of the Colombia Andes in the Cundinamarca Department (Hilty and Brown 1986).