Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tourism In Medellín, Colombia

According to government figures, about 1 million international tourists visit Colombia every year. Officials are expected to see that double in the coming years as word gets out from travelers returning home, spreading the word about Colombia's picturesque landscapes, tropical rainforest, snow-capped Andean peaks towering over countless valleys throughout Colombia. In addition, its beautiful Caribbean and Pacific coasts, with plenty of warm beaches are other great destinations. A traveler's dream come true.

The city of Medellín and the Antioquia region are the second most important economic and industrial hubs in the country and the epicenter of Colombian entrepreneurship.

Medellín is synonymous with opportunity, a stellar example of social urbanism that makes every resident part of the life of the city and turns the city itself into an economic, education, tourist, cultural, sports, and research hub.

Today one of Colombia’s —and indeed Latin America’s— safest cities, Medellín has taken its place again in the world and the global community.

Having captivated world attention, Medellín is being touted as a not-to-be-missed destination for those who seek to understand the heart of Colombia. Foreign visitor arrivals have soared in the past three years, as has the number of national and international events. In 2008 the city played host to the successful Thirty-eighth General Assembly of the OAS; in 2009 it is preparing to welcome the Governors of the IDB and others who will gather for the IDB’s Annual Meeting, which this year coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the formal establishment of this organization, which has been a strategic partner and promoter of major development projects in Medellín.

Today Colombia and its favorite city, Medellín, are engaged in a spectacular economic and social transformation. Decorated by many beautiful flowers, this supremely favored land awaits your visit soon.

Department: Antioquia
Departmental population: 5´911.851
Department size: 63,612 sq. km
Geography: Nestled in the Andes Mountains, traversed north-south by the West and Central cordilleras
Population of Medellín: 2.223.660
Temperature range: 18ºC to 28ºC / 64ºF to 82.4ºF
CGeographic setting of the city: In a valley ringed by mountains
City size: 382 sq. km

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