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BUCARAMANGA

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 709 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BUCARAMANGA, a city of Colombia, capital of the department of Santander, about 185 m. N.N.E. of Bogota. Pop. (estimate, 1902) 25,000. It is situated on the Lebrija river, 3248 ft. above sea-level, in a mountainous country rich in gold, silver and iron mines, and having superior coffee-producing lands in the valleys and on the lower slopes. The city is laid out with wide, straight streets, is well built, and has many public buildings of a substantial character.
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