Páez River

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Coordinates: 2°27′31″N 75°34′23″W / 2.45861°N 75.57306°W / 2.45861; -75.57306
Páez River
Río Páez
River
Country Colombia
State Huila Department
Mouth Magdalena River
 - location Remolino del Vicho
 - coordinates 2°27′31″N 75°34′23″W / 2.45861°N 75.57306°W / 2.45861; -75.57306

The Páez River (Río Páez[1] Spanish pronunciation: [ˈri.o ˈpaes]) is a river in southwestern Colombia. It is a tributary of the Magdalena River[2] which drains into the Caribbean Sea. It flows into the Magdalena just south of the village of Remolino del Vicho.[3]

Earthquake[edit]

On 6 June 1994, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake stuck in the Páez River area causing extensive landsliding and resulting in over 1,100 dead and the displacement of almost the entire population of 15 municipalities in the departments of Cauca and Huila.[4] Six bridges and over 100 km of roads were destroyed by the landslides.[5] In order to spur development in the Paez River region, Colombia Law 218 of 1995 was passed that granted exemptions on income tax for 10 years for investments made in the departments of Cauca and Huila.[6]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Río Páez (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ International Bureau of the American Republics (1892) Colombia: A Handbook U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, page 35, OCLC 460613287
  3. ^ Remolino del Vicho (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. ^ "¿Qué pasó en Páez?". Nasa Kiwe, la corporación para la reconstrucción de la cuenca del río Páez y zonas aledañas (the government corporation for the reconstruction of the Paez river basin). 27 June 2001. Archived from the original on 14 December 2002. 
  5. ^ Schuster, Robert L.; Salceddo, Daniel A. and Valenzuela, Luis (2002) "Overview of catastrophic landslides of South America in the twentieth century" pp. 1–34 In Evans, Stephen G. and DeGraff, Jerome V, (editors) (2002) Catastrophic Landslides: Effects, Occurrence, and Mechanisms (Volume 15 of Reviews Engineering) Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, ISBN 0-8137-4115-7, page 8
  6. ^ Giugale, Marcelo; Lafourcade, Olivier and Luff, Connie (2003) "The Tax System" Colombia: the economic foundation of peace International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), Washington DC, ISBN 0-8213-5348-9page 189

References[edit]

  • Rand McNally, The New International Atlas, 1993.

2°27′31″N 75°34′23″W / 2.45861°N 75.57306°W / 2.45861; -75.57306