Have you ever traveled to Colombia? Well you should do it for many reasons! On the one hand, we are talking about one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. Even between June and November you can see humpback whales and sea turtles, which pass through here to reproduce. On the other hand, you should know that, although there are no seasons here, the climate and temperatures are as diverse as its landscapes. In fact, you can find natural forests, savannas, deserts, wetlands, snow-capped peaks ... Of course, it also offers a wide variety of beaches, some of them most surprising.
Another characteristic of Colombia that we want to highlight is its gastronomic richness, being able to find from marine food in the part of the Caribbean and the Pacific, to exquisite soups and creams in the center of the country. And that's not to mention its great variety of fruits and coffee. So that you continue to know this country, today in Hard Hobbit To Break We are going to tell you about its main cities, based on the number of inhabitants. Would you like to join us?
We are going to start talking about Bogotá, capital of the Republic of Colombia and the department of Cundinamarca, in addition to being the epicenter political, administrative, economic, industrial, artistic, cultural, sports and, of course, tourist of the country. It is a diverse and multicultural city in which modern buildings combine with those of the colonial past. In addition, it is important to keep in mind that thanks to its hills and parks, it is a green city.
The second most populous city in Colombia is Medellín, capital of the department of Antioquia. Located in the central mountain range of the Andes, it is an ideal destination to do trekking, zip line and horse riding. In addition, tourists can enjoy a vacation full of culture.
After Medellín, the most populous city in Colombia is Cali, whose official name is Santiago de Cali. It is the capital of the Valle del Cauca department and is considered one of the most ancient from America. On the other hand, you should know that it is one of the main economic and industrial centers of the country.
Capital of the Atlántico department, Barranquilla is the fourth most populous city in the country. Here one of the most important cultural festivities in Colombia is celebrated, the Carnival Barranquilla, which has been declared an Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. In addition, the city stands out for its architectural beauty, its natural landscapes and the joy of the people.
Cartagena de Indias
The fifth most populous city in Colombia is Cartagena de Indias, capital of the Bolívar department. Located on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, it has preserved its center historical, the Walled City, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We also want to highlight its excellent beaches.
We should also talk about Cúcuta, officially San José de Cúcuta, capital of the Norte de Santander department. It houses many places of interest, such as the Monument to Christ the King, a viewpoint that offers some views spectacular, or the Column of Padilla, an obelisk in honor of Admiral Padilla.
The seventh most populous city in Colombia is Soledad. In fact, it is one of the country's municipalities with the highest population growth. Located just 3 kilometers from Barranquilla, it is famous for its butifarra and for being the birthplace of Francisco “Pacho” Galán, one of the most important musicians in the country's history.
Finally, we must speak of Ibagué, capital of the department of Tolima. It is considered one of the oldest cities in Colombia. In addition, it receives the nickname of "The Musical Capital of Colombia", hosting the Colombian Folkloric Festival and hosting numerous monuments alluding to music.
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Top 10 Biggest Cities in Colombia 2014 (January 2021)
- Barranquilla, Bogotá, Cali, Cartagena de Indias, Cúcuta, Ibagué, Medellín, Soledad