|General||Bogot? is the capital and biggest city in Colombia. Bogot? is an independent capital district of Colombia. Bogot? is the most populated city in Colombia with over 7.3 million people and its metropolitan area has a population of over 8.5 million people. Bogot? is the biggest city in terms of land in Colombia and also one of the biggest in all of Latin America. Bogot? is also one of the thirty biggest cities in the entire world. Bogot? has been nicknamed ?The Athens of South America? because of its universities and libraries. Bogot? is a global city of the Beta+ kind.
As of 2005, 32.6% of the population were living below the poverty line. Because of the poverty and violence in the surrounding areas of Bogot? many people migrated toward the city leaving the other areas even more desolate. Because of this many displaced persons have ended up in Bogot?. The Consultancy for Human Rights has said that between 1999 and 2005 over 260,000 arrived in Bogot? which equals about 3.8% of the entire population of the city.
During the mid-nineties Bogot? was considered to be one of the most violence cities in the world. However, recently Bogot? has been making every effort to try and clean up it?s crime. The Communidad Segura security policy that was implemented in 1995 has a lot to do with the dropping in crime.
In the past ten years tourism in Bogot? has soared. The government has made a solid effort to improve Bogot??s safety and infrastructure making it a positive visiting experience. The Instituto Distrital de Turismo was created in 2007 in order to make Bogot? a good tourist destination.
There are a number of touristy spots and important landmarks in Bogot?. Theres La Quinta de Bolivar, the monument of American Flags, Usaquen, the botanical garden Jos? Celestino Mutis the Colpatria observation point and more.
Bogot? is a very popular backpackers destination and the city does a good job of catering to their lodging needs. |
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