Cartago, Valle del Cauca
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|Municipality and city|
|Department||Valle del Cauca Department|
|• Total||279 km2 (108 sq mi)|
|Elevation||917 m (3,009 ft)|
|• Density||450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||57 + 2|
|Website||Official website (Spanish)|
Cartago (Spanish pronunciation: [kaɾˈtaɣo]) is a city in southwestern Colombia, about 187 miles west of Bogotá. It is in the extreme northern portion of the Valle del Cauca Department. It is located very close to the city of Pereira, about a 20 minute drive. It is the fourth largest city in Valle after Cali, Palmira, and Tuluá. In 2003, it had a population of approximately 132,000 inhabitants.
Cartago features warm weather, about 27 degrees Celsius or more on a typical day. The city is home to multiple farmhouses and farm owners, recreational sites, discos and condos frequented by people coming from Pereira.
The University of Valle has a branch campus in Cartago. The main Universidad del Valle campus is based in Cali, the department capital. The Cartago branch campus address is located at Calle 10 N° 19-05.
Artesanías (handcrafted products) are sold in several street stores in the city.
- Aeropuerto de Santa Ana también Sirve a la ciudad con Frecuencia Diaria Porción Easyfly directo desde Bogotá.
- Matecaña International Airport, serves the nearby city of Pereira
- Cartago has an extensive network for taxis in the city, as well as minibuses (called Busetas).
- Billy Pontoni - singer
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