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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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aeneiceps from Colombia, from the Parque Natural Chicaque (San Antonio de Tequendama municipality) and the Granjas del Padre Luna (Alban municipality), both located in the Cundinamarca department, at the Eastern Mountain Range of the country.
The association between armed conflict, violence and mental health: a cross sectional study comparing two populations in Cundinamarca department, Colombia.
a Colombian metallurgical coal company, announced it will apply for another 1,200 HA metallurgical coal concession in close proximity to its existing coal concession in the Cundinamarca Department of Colombia.
The rail line will start in central Cundinamarca department, pass through Boyaca and Santander departments, and eventually reach the south of Cesar department before connecting with the northern coast.
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Yacopi is located in northwestern Cundinamarca Department in the Magdalena Valley and its municipal center is at 05[degrees] 27' 58" N and 74[degrees] 20' 20" W (IGAC, 1996) (Figure 1 ).