Magdalena River Valley

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Magdalena River ValleyMagdalena River Valley_header_cell_0_0_0
Long-axis directionMagdalena River Valley_header_cell_0_1_0 North-southMagdalena River Valley_cell_0_1_1
GeologyMagdalena River Valley_header_cell_0_2_0
TypeMagdalena River Valley_header_cell_0_3_0 River valleyMagdalena River Valley_cell_0_3_1
AgeMagdalena River Valley_header_cell_0_4_0 Cretaceous-HoloceneMagdalena River Valley_cell_0_4_1
GeographyMagdalena River Valley_header_cell_0_5_0
LocationMagdalena River Valley_header_cell_0_6_0 Andean natural regionMagdalena River Valley_cell_0_6_1
Population centersMagdalena River Valley_header_cell_0_7_0 Barrancabermeja, Ibagué, HondaMagdalena River Valley_cell_0_7_1
Borders onMagdalena River Valley_header_cell_0_8_0 Central Ranges

Eastern Ranges Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Caribbean SeaMagdalena River Valley_cell_0_8_1

CoordinatesMagdalena River Valley_header_cell_0_9_0 Magdalena River Valley_cell_0_9_1
RiversMagdalena River Valley_header_cell_0_10_0 Magdalena RiverMagdalena River Valley_cell_0_10_1

The Magdalena River Valley (Spanish: Valle del Río Magdalena) is a valley in Colombia located within the Colombian Andes. Magdalena River Valley_sentence_0

The valley is specifically situated between the Central and Eastern Ranges and crossed by the river of the same name, the Magdalena River. Magdalena River Valley_sentence_1

Geology Magdalena River Valley_section_0

The Magdalena River Valley was formed after a series of tectonic formed depressions that filled up with continental sediment in the Tertiary period. Magdalena River Valley_sentence_2

These sediments came from the Central Ranges of the Colombian Andes. Magdalena River Valley_sentence_3

The Magdalena Valley, subdivided into the Upper (VSM), Middle (VMM) and Lower Magdalena Valleys (VIM), is an important area for oil exploration in Colombia. Magdalena River Valley_sentence_4

Flora and fauna Magdalena River Valley_section_1

See also: Biodiversity of Colombia Magdalena River Valley_sentence_5

Flora Magdalena River Valley_section_2

The first recorded European contact with the potato was in 1537 in the Magdalena Valley. Magdalena River Valley_sentence_6

The Spanish invaders became familiar with the crop and it was probably around 1570 when a Spanish ship first introduced potatoes to Europe. Magdalena River Valley_sentence_7

Fauna Magdalena River Valley_section_3

See also: List of fishes in the Magdalena River Magdalena River Valley_sentence_8

The Magdalena River Valley is home to a species of butterfly, Magdalena Valley ringlet or Splendeuptychia ackeryi, first identified in 2009. Magdalena River Valley_sentence_9

There are many endangered mammals and birds found in the region, including the brown spider monkey and the endemic blue-billed curassow and white-mantled barbet. Magdalena River Valley_sentence_10

These species are threatened by habitat loss, among other factors. Magdalena River Valley_sentence_11

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: River Valley.