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ANTIOQUTA

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 133 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANTIOQUTA  , an interior

department of the republic of
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Colombia, lying S. of Bolivar, W. of the Magdalena
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river, and E. of
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Cauca .
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Area, 22,870 sq. m.; pop . (est . 1899) 464,887 . The greater
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part of its territory lies between the Magdalena and Cauca rivers and includes the
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northern end of the Central
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Cordillera . The country is covered with valuable forests, and its
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mineral
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wealth renders it one of the most important
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mining regions of the republic . The capital,
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Medellin (est. pop . 53,000 in 1902), is a thriving mining centre, 4822 ft. above sea-level, and 125 M. from Puerto Berri6 on the Magdalena . Other important towns are
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Manizales (18,000) in the extreme south, the commercial centre of a rich gold and grazing region; Antioquia, the old capital, on the Cauca; and Puerto Berri6 on the Magdalena, from which a railway has been started to the capital .

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