Nariño

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Nariño

 

a department in southwestern Colombia. Area, 31,000 sq km. Population, 797,000 (1971). The capital is Pasto.

Most of the territory of the department is taken up by the Andes Mountains. There is some grazing, and wheat, barley, and potatoes are grown for local consumption. Coffee, cacao, and beef cattle are raised in the Pasto upland. Platinum and gold are mined in the Patia Valley. The department’s main port, Tumaco, exports petroleum piped from the Orito fields in the Putumayo intendency. There is an oil refinery in Tumaco.

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The typical variety is restricted to the Choco and Valle del Cauca Departments in Colombia, while the second variety (below) is distributed southern, in the Narino Department.
The order Plecoptera (Insecta) of Narino department, Colombia
Several species of Canidae, Felidae and Mustelidae have been reported for the mountains of the Narino department, but unfortunately there is no information about their distribution in fragmented areas or detailed information about their feeding ecology to verify whether they are responsible for the observed edge effect.
A few days later, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ordered an investigation of growing rumors that Mexican cartels, particularly the Sinaloa drug-trafficking organization, were expanding their reach into Narino department, near the border with Ecuador.
He was captured during a clash between rebel fighters and soldiers on 30 January in Narino department.
A gang known as "Los Rastrojos" on Tuesday killed and dismembered two victims in their assault on the community of Pesqueria, in Narino department, during a local festival.
The influence of nitrogen fertilization on microbial activity and yield of oat crop in a soil of Chimangual (Andisol) of Narino department of Colombia was measured.
However, the same physician completed a similar study in Narino Department in May, concerning the same types of health problems as alleged in Putumayo, and found the several cases that he reviewed to be inconsistent with glyphosate exposure.
Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the acquisition of a majority interest in two properties located in Narino Department, Southwest Colombia.
A new species from Narino department, Vaccinium singulares N.
Such forward- looking statements include, among other things, the acquisition of a majority interest in two properties located in Narino Department, Southwest Colombia.
Sikora President of Tao Minerals Ltd (the Company) announced today that the Company has entered into negotiations to acquire a majority interest in two properties located in close proximity to their Golondrina property, in the Narino Department, southwest region of Colombia.