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Facatativa, Cundinamarca

Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.
Facatativa is a city in the Cundinamarca department, located about 20 miles northwest of Bogota, Colombia. The city is known for its archeological park, called Piedras de Tunja, with its large rock formations that were once the bottom of a lake. Cundinamarca is a department of Colombia, one of the original nine states of the United States of Colombia. The people are mainly a mixture of Spanish and Amerindian, having the mestizo race as the most common people, with at least a 15 percentage of unmixed whites.
The city was founded by the Spaniard conquistador Diego Gomez de Mena on July 3, 1600. The name is of Indian origin which means Fort at the end of the plains. The city was almost destroyed by an earthquake on February 9, 1967. The city was rebuilt under the administration of Bishop Raul Zambrano Camader.

Facatativais the kind of town you daydream about. It is an attractive city with natural beauty and historical places, while traveling in Central America. Cundinamarcais said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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