Magdalena River Valley
|Magdalena River Valley|
|Location||Andean natural region|
|Population centers||Barrancabermeja, Ibagué, Honda|
|Borders on||Central Ranges|
The Magdalena River Valley was formed after a series of tectonic formed depressions that filled up with continental sediment in the Tertiary period.
These sediments came from the Central Ranges of the Colombian Andes.
Flora and fauna
See also: Biodiversity of Colombia
The first recorded European contact with the potato was in 1537 in the Magdalena Valley.
The Spanish invaders became familiar with the crop and it was probably around 1570 when a Spanish ship first introduced potatoes to Europe.
See also: List of fishes in the Magdalena River
These species are threatened by habitat loss, among other factors.
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