Andean natural region

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Andean natural regionAndean natural region_header_cell_0_0_0
EcologyAndean natural region_header_cell_0_1_0
RealmAndean natural region_header_cell_0_2_0 NeotropicAndean natural region_cell_0_2_1
BiomeAndean natural region_header_cell_0_3_0 Dry Forest, Rainforest, Mountain Forest, PáramoAndean natural region_cell_0_3_1
GeographyAndean natural region_header_cell_0_4_0
CountryAndean natural region_header_cell_0_5_0 ColombiaAndean natural region_cell_0_5_1
RiversAndean natural region_header_cell_0_6_0 Magdalena, CaucaAndean natural region_cell_0_6_1
Climate typeAndean natural region_header_cell_0_7_0 Tropical, Subtropical, TemperateAndean natural region_cell_0_7_1

The Andean natural region, located in central Colombia, is the most populated natural region of Colombia. Andean natural region_sentence_0

With many mountains contains the majority of the country's urban centers. Andean natural region_sentence_1

They were also the location of the most significant pre-Columbian indigenous settlements. Andean natural region_sentence_2

Beyond the Colombian Massif in the south-western departments of Cauca and Nariño, the Colombian Andes divide into three branches known as "cordilleras" (from the Spanish for mountain range): the West Andes run adjacent to the Pacific coast and is home to the city of Cali. Andean natural region_sentence_3

The Central Andes run up the center of the country between the Cauca and Magdalena river valleys (to the west and east respectively) and includes the cities of Medellín, Manizales and Pereira. Andean natural region_sentence_4

The East Andes extend northeast towards the Guajira Peninsula, and includes the cities of Bogotá, Bucaramanga and Cúcuta. Andean natural region_sentence_5

The climate and vegetation of the region vary considerably according to altitude, but as a general rule the land can be divided into the tierra caliente (hot land) of river valleys and basins below 1,000 m; the more temperate conditions of the tierra templada (temperate land, approximately 1,000 m to 2,000 m) and tierra fría (cold land, 2,000 m to 3,200 m), which include the most productive land and the majority of the population; and the alpine conditions of the zona forestada (forested zone, 3,200 m to 3,900 m), páramos (3,900 m to 4,600 m) and tierra helada (frozen land, 4,600 m and above). Andean natural region_sentence_6

Biogeographical subregions Andean natural region_section_0

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Biodiversity Andean natural region_section_1

Main article: Biodiversity of Colombia § Andean natural region Andean natural region_sentence_7

Protected areas Andean natural region_section_2

Main article: List of national parks of Colombia Andean natural region_sentence_8

West Andes from south to north: Munchique, Farallones de Cali, Tatamá, Las Orquideas, Paramillo Andean natural region_sentence_9

See also Andean natural region_section_3

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