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Pasto

(pä`stō), city (1993 pop. 261,368), alt. 8,510 ft (2,594 m), capital of Nariño dept., SW Colombia. It is a distribution and processing center for the agricultural and mineral products of the surrounding region. Varnish and woolen goods are produced in the city. Founded in 1539, Pasto was a royalist city in the revolution against Spain and changed hands several times. Antonio NariñoNariño, Antonio
, 1765–1823, Colombian revolutionary. A liberal intellectual, Nariño was one of the first to foment revolution against Spain in South America.
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 was defeated at Pasto by the Spanish in 1814. Occupied for a short period in 1831 by Ecuadorian forces, Pasto was the scene of the treaty (1832) by which Colombia (then called New Granada) and Ecuador became separate states. The city retains a colonial appearance, with narrow streets and many old churches. The Galeras volcano (14,029 ft/4,276 m) is to the west.
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a city in southwestern Colombia, on the Pan American Highway, at the foot of Pasto Volcano. Administrative center of the department of Nariño. Population, 129,000 (1971). The city has food, tobacco, and furniture industries and various cottage industries. Educational institutions in Pasto, which was founded in the 16th century, include a university.

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Pasto

a city in SE Colombia, at an altitude of 2590 m (8500 ft.). Pop.: 404 000 (2005 est.)
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Caracteristicas demograficas de 391 adultos mayores de San Juan de Pasto, Colombia Frecuencia Porcentaje Genero femenino 240 61,4 Edad en anos 60-64 65 15,9 65-69 96 23,5 70-74 94 23,0 75-79 61 14,9 80 o mas 75 18,3 Escolaridad Puede leer/escribir 98 25,1 Primaria 225 57,5 Secundaria 48 12,3 Superiores 18 4,6 Estrato socioeconomico Bajo 313 80,1 Medio 71 18,2 Alto 7 1,8 Estado de afiliacion salud Contribuyente 64 16,4 Beneficiario 77 19,7 Subsidiado 250 63,9 Estado civil Soltero 86 22,0 Casado/union libre 182 46,5 Viudo 96 24,6 Separado/divorciado 27 6,9 Situacion laboral Empleado/independiente 143 36,6 Jubilado/pensionado 248 63,4 Tiene un cuidador 326 83,4 Dependencia economica 246 62,9 Tabla 2.
Funcionaria del Laboratorio de Salud Publica de Narino, Subdireccion de Salud Publica, Instituto Departamental de Salud de Narino, Pasto, Colombia.
We close this section with two articles that focused on the teaching of English in Pasto, Colombia. First, we can find the article by Jesus Alirio Bastidas and Gaby Munoz Ibarra, who developed a diagnostic study in order to report on the state of English language teaching in primary schools in that city.
En el contexto regional, el estudio parcial del perfil sociodemografico de discapacidad, en la ciudad de San Juan de Pasto, Colombia, reporta una prevalencia del 2,4% (9).
El analisis realizado demostro que la estructura factorial de la escala CES-D adaptada al espanol, en una muestra de estudiantes universitarios de la ciudad de San Juan de Pasto, Colombia, esta compuesta por cuatro factores muy similares a los planteados originalmente por Radloff (13) y ratificados por otros autores (13, 18-20).