Because of its natural structure, Colombia can be divided into six very distinct natural regions. The Andes mountains form the most populous region of Colombia and contain the majority of the country's urban centres.
REGIONES NATURALES DE COLOMBIA
They were also the location of the most significant pre-Columbian indigenous settlement. The region is traversed by a number of rivers heading from the Andean highlands to the sea, including Colombia's principal river, the Magdalena , which disgorges at the main port of Barranquilla.
As the area first settled by Europeans, the Caribbean region is also the location of the historic port cities of Santa Marta and Cartagena.
However, whilst generally low-lying and humid, the region also includes the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range and the Guajira Desert. This region is distinguished by its high humidity.
The population of the region is mainly Afro-Colombian it also includes several indigenous settlements , and the economy is based on mining gold and platinum , timber, fishing, cattle raising and agriculture particularly the cultivation of borojo , banana and plantain. Buenaventura is Colombia's main Pacific port. The region is rich in oil and suitable for extensive ranching but sparsely populated.
However, cultural ties are with the respective coastlines. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Regiones Naturales de Colombia
Main article: Andean Natural Region, Colombia. See also: Paisa Region.
Main article: Caribbean Natural Region, Colombia. See also: Los Llanos South America. Main article: Amazon Natural Region, Colombia.
Main article: Insular Region Colombia. Natural regions of Colombia.
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