Pradera

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Pradera
Municipality and town
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Location of the municipality and town of Pradera in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Pradera in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia.
Coordinates: 3°25′16″N 76°14′41″W / 3.42111°N 76.24472°W / 3.42111; -76.24472
Country  Colombia
Department Valle del Cauca Department
Founded 1862
Government
 • Mayor Adolfo León Escobar Pineda
Area
 • Total 407 km2 (157 sq mi)
Elevation 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 45,360
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym Pradereña
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 57 + 2
Website Official website (Spanish)

Pradera (Spanish pronunciation: [pɾaˈðeɾa]) is a town and municipality located in the Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

The FARC requested this municipality together with Florida, Valle del Cauca as free areas for them to operate in order to start the negotiation to exchange 44 hostages they had, at the time of their request, for guerrilla fighters kept in prison by the Colombian government.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Tiempo, Enero 15 de 2008, Farc insisten en despeje de Florida y Pradera (Valle) para hacer el acuerdo humanitario
  2. ^ BBC News, Friday, 9 September 2005, Colombia makes new offer to Farc

Coordinates: 3°25′N 76°10′W / 3.417°N 76.167°W / 3.417; -76.167