Sumapaz Páramo


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Sumapaz Páramo is a large páramo ecosystem located in the Altiplano Cundiboyacense mountain range, considered the largest páramo ecosystem in the world. It was declared a National Park of Colombia in 1977 because of its importance as a biodiversity hotspot and main source of water for the most densely populated area of the country, the Bogotá savanna.HistorySumapaz Páramo was considered a sacred place for the Muisca indigenous people. It was associated with the divine forces of creation and the origin of mankind, a domain where humans were not supposed to enter.During the 16th century, German adventurer and conquistador Nikolaus Federmann conducted an expedition crossing the Sumapaz, searching for El Dorado mythic treasure, with heavy casualties. The place was named by the Spaniars de la ntry of ecause of the dense clouds at ground level, with great decrease in visibility.In 1783, José Celestino Mutis led the Botanic Expedition, with the purpose of studying the flora and fauna of the region. However, the páramo was not visited because of its harsh climatic conditions. The German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt made the first description of the páramo and the local plants in 1799. He also described the presence of glacier valleys and associated the geologic features of the region, comparing them with those seen in the geomorphology of the Alps.

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SOUL and TIME
BOGOTA COLOMBIA, 057 Colombia, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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La Pinta
Cundinamarca, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Accessories

Armed Forces

Batallon de Contraguerrillas # 13 Cacique Timanco

Armed Forces, Military Base

Art Gallery

Los Vitrales de Pato
Bogota - Chia, 57 Chía, Cundinamarca
Art Gallery

Arts & Entertainment

Donde Daniela
Bogotá, Colombia
Arts & Entertainment

Automotive Customization Shop

MP Carrocerias Especiales
carrera 22 # 6-84, Bogotá, Colombia
Automotive Customization Shop, Automotive Manufacturer

Bar

BAR corona
CLL 7 N 13-09, 001410 Madrid, Cundinamarca
Bar

Beauty, Cosmetic & Personal Care

Country Nails Art
Domicilios, Madrid, Cundinamarca
Nail Salon

Bus Station

Portal de Usme Transmilenio
Avenida Carrera 14 Calle 65 Sur, 111321 Bogotá, Colombia
Bus Station, Transportation Service

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Usme City

City, Community Services

Construction Company

ADCON Administración de Obras de Construcción
La Calera, Cundinamarca
Construction Company, College & University

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Gestión Técnica Asesoría Y Proyectos Gestap S.A.S
Carrera 14 #. 3 85, Madrid, Cundinamarca
Consulting Agency

Family Style Restaurant

Danubio Pesca Deportiva
12 Km despues del centro de USME Via a Sumapaz, Bogotá, Colombia
Family Style Restaurant, Sports & Recreation

Finance

Bohemios Bar La Victoria
57, Bogotá, Colombia
Finance, Bar, Arts & Entertainment

Government Organization

Alcaldia Villa de Guaduas
CALLE 4 Nº 1-88, 253440 Guaduas
Government Organization

Grocery Store

BOGOTA
571 Bogotá, Colombia
City, Grocery Store
Our Lady of the Rosary University
Cll. 12C No. 6 -25, Bogotá, Colombia
Grocery Store

Hair Salon

Lier Peluqueria Canina
Calle 9 Nº 1a/ 15, La Calera, Cundinamarca
Hair Salon, Pet Groomer, Skin Care Service

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Condominio Los Mangos
ETAPA VI CASA 1, Flandes
Home, Vacation Home Rental

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Represa de La Regadera

Interest, Landmark & Historical Place, Reservoir

Internet Cafe

Corban-Cafè
Cl. 9 #6d-1 a 6d-33 Madrid, Cundinamarca
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M.A.C
Madrid, Cundinamarca
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Lake

Laguna Colorados
Pasca, Cundinamarca
Lake

Landmark & Historical Place

Cabalgatas Ecologicas Pasquilac
KM 11 VIA SAN JUAN DE SUMAPAZ, Bogotá, Colombia
Landmark & Historical Place, Pet, Dessert Shop
Páramo Mundo Nuevo
Une
Landmark & Historical Place

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Cárdenas Jurídico - Abogados Especializados
Trv 29 # 41-177 Lc 2 Blq 2 La Grama, Villavicencio, Colombia
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Vía Une Chipaque
Chipaque
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La Bascula

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Supermercados Colsubsidio
Avenida Caracas # 76A sur - 08, 110521523 Bogotá, Colombia
Supermarket
Mi Ofrenda A Dios
Calle 91 A Sur No. 14A - 50, Bogotá, Colombia
Christian Church, Religious Center
Calderitas
Chipaque
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Cascos M A C
CALLE 7 #2_52, 057 Madrid, Cundinamarca
Motorcycle Dealership
Juegos 5.0
calle 12 # 5-45 barrio paraiso, +57 La Calera, Cundinamarca
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Local Service

Juan Rey - Usme
Bogotá, Colombia
Local Service

Mountain

Sumapaz Páramo

Mountain, National Park, Region

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Guateque Cámara de Comercio
Carrera 6 N° 10-51, 8 Guateque
Nonprofit Organization

Pet Service

Spa Caninoz
Calle 7 # 1-94, Madrid, Cundinamarca
Pet Service

Police Station

Biter 13 Vereda Australia
Vereda Australia, Bogota
Police Station

Religious Center

Marylandia
Chipaque
Religious Center, Catholic Church

Restaurant

Chipaque Spacio 1
Chipaque
Restaurant

Sports & Recreation

Parque Usme
Carrera 13 N 135a-22s, Bogotá, Colombia
Sports & Recreation

Sports Event

Sport News
Madrid, Cundinamarca
Sports Event