See also:Colombia, and capital of the department of Tolima, about 6o m.W. of
See also:Bogota and 18 m . N.W. of the Nevado de Tolima . Pop . (1900, estimate) 13,000 .
See also:Ibague is built on a beautiful plain between the Chipalo and Combeima, small affluents of the Cuello, a western tributary of the Magdalena . Its
See also:elevation, 4300 ft. above the
See also:sea, gives it a mild, subtropical
See also:climate . The plain and the neighbouring valleys produce cacao,
See also:rice and
See also:cane . There are two thermal springs in the vicinity, and undeveloped mines of
See also:sulphur and
See also:silver . The city has an endowed
See also:college . It is an important commercial centre, being on the road which crosses the Quindio pass, or paramo, into the
See also:Cauca valley . Ibague was founded in 1550 and was the capital of the republic for a
See also:time in 1854 .
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