Manizales

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Manizales

(mänēsä`lās), city (1993 pop. 303,136), alt. 7,063 ft (2,153 m), capital of Caldas dept., W central Colombia, on the slopes of the Cordillera Central. It is a commercial and agricultural center in a region that produces a large share of Colombia's coffee. There are minor industries in the city and some gold and silver mines nearby. Manizales was founded in 1847 by gold prospectors. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1878 and by fire in 1925. It is the seat of Caldas Univ.
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Manizales

 

a city in Colombia, the administrative center of Caldas Department. Population, 288,000 (1971). Located in the Cauca River valley at an elevation of 2,100 m. Manizales is linked by railroad with the port of Buenaventura on the Pacific. Coffee is traded; food (primarily coffee processing), textile, leather and shoe, and other industries are there. Manizales has a university.

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Manizales

a city in W Colombia, in the Cordillera Central of the Andes at an altitude of 2100 m (7000 ft.): commercial centre of a rich coffee-growing area. Pop.: 401 000 (2005 est.)
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