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Popayán

(pōpäyän`), city (1993 pop. 169,423), alt. 5,500 ft (1,676 m), capital of Cauca dept., SW Colombia, on a volcanic terrace high above the Cauca River. It produces textiles and foodstuffs. Popayán was founded in 1536 by Sebastián de BenalcázarBenalcázar or Belalcázar, Sebastián de
, c.1479–1551, Spanish conquistador. After accompanying Columbus on his third voyage (1498), Benalcázar served in Darién and Nicaragua
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 and during colonial times was a wealthy and aristocratic trade center. After Colombia gained independence in the 19th cent., the city lost much of its commercial preeminence but remained a major cultural center. Points of interest include many fine examples of Spanish colonial architecture and a university founded in 1640.

Popayán

 

a city in southwestern Colombia, in the Cauca River valley; situated on the Pan American Highway. Capital of Cauca Department. Population, 96,000 (1971). Popayán has railroad lines to Cali and the port of Buenaventura. A commercial center of a coffee-producing region, it has food and light industries. There is a university in the city. Popayán was founded in the 1530’s.

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Floristic structure and composition of the Cajete educational institution forest reserve in Popayan (Cauca).
Sarria fue consejero de excepcion por meses durante la reconstruccion de Popayan despues del terremoto de 1983, que disparo la adopcion oficial de la primera normativa sobre sismo resistencia.
Some of these are San Francisco (sixteenth century), the largest one and home to two mummies (I did not see them); Santo Domingo (1741); La Ermita de Jesus Nazareno (1546); the church and convent of San Agustin (seventeenth century); San Jose (1702); the Santuario de Belen (1681); and the Catedral Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Asuncion de Popayan (1682).
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Ese ano marca el inicio de la dominacion espanola con la conquista del Valle del rio Cauca y de lo que seria despues la Gobernacion de Popayan, y se fundaria la primera ciudad, la de Cali, desde la cual se realizarian las exploraciones y procesos conquistadores que llevarian a la dominacion de los indios y al establecimiento de una sociedad diferente a las que existian en estas tierras.
Joaquin Mosquera y Figueroa nacio en Popayan el 19 de enero de 1748.
The pilot project, applied to the city of Popayan, began with a contribution of $18.
Lazus will use Alcatel-Lucent's converged IP/MPLS (Internet Protocol/Multi Protocol Label Switching) technology to provide continuous nationwide 2G, 3G and 4G-enabled services for subscribers of their service provider customers in the Colombian cities of Bogota, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Sincelejo, Monteria, Bucaramanga, Cali and Popayan.
The company said its converged IP/MPLS (Internet Protocol/Multi Protocol Label Switching) technology will be used by Lazus to provide continuous nationwide 2G, 3G and 4G-enabled services for subscribers of its service provider customers in the Colombian cities of Bogota, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Sincelejo, Monteria, Bucaramanga, Cali and Popayan.
El objetivo del presente estudio fue medir la eficacia y la seguridad de la tecnica de puncion unica peribulbar caruncular para distintos procedimientos quirurgicos llevados a cabo en una clinica oftalmologica en la ciudad de Popayan (Colombia).