Bogota

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - NOVEMBER 28, 2009: A street with Transmilenio bus running. in both direction. TransMilenio is a bus rapid transit system that serves Bogota, Colombia. The system runs throughout 9 lines throughout the city. The system opened to the public in December 2000, covering Av. Caracas and Calle 80. Other lines were added gradually over the next several years, and the total length of the system is now 84 kilometres (54 miles). Bogota, formerly called Santa Fe de Bogota, is the capital city of Colombia, as well as the most populous city in the country, with an estimated 7,304,384 inhabitants as of 2009. Bogota is also the largest city in Colombia, and its altitude (2,640 metres) makes it the third-highest capital city in the world, after La Paz and Quito. With its many universities and libraries, Bogota has become known as "The Athens of South America". Bogota's constant growth and attempt to establish itself as one of the world's most important cities has not been unnoticed. In 2008, the World Cities Study Group and Network from the United Kingdom included the city in a list of World Cities ranked by their economical, political and cultural developments. Bogota is ranked as a World City in the same category as other global metropolitan areas such as San Francisco, Washington, Los Angeles, Dubai and Berlin, and above others such as Philadelphia, Boston, Miami or Montreal. (Photo by Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images)
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - NOVEMBER 28, 2009: A street with Transmilenio bus running. in both direction. TransMilenio is a bus rapid transit system that serves Bogota, Colombia. The system runs throughout 9 lines throughout the city. The system opened to the public in December 2000, covering Av. Caracas and Calle 80. Other lines were added gradually over the next several years, and the total length of the system is now 84 kilometres (54 miles). Bogota, formerly called Santa Fe de Bogota, is the capital city of Colombia, as well as the most populous city in the country, with an estimated 7,304,384 inhabitants as of 2009. Bogota is also the largest city in Colombia, and its altitude (2,640 metres) makes it the third-highest capital city in the world, after La Paz and Quito. With its many universities and libraries, Bogota has become known as "The Athens of South America". Bogota's constant growth and attempt to establish itself as one of the world's most important cities has not been unnoticed. In 2008, the World Cities Study Group and Network from the United Kingdom included the city in a list of World Cities ranked by their economical, political and cultural developments. Bogota is ranked as a World City in the same category as other global metropolitan areas such as San Francisco, Washington, Los Angeles, Dubai and Berlin, and above others such as Philadelphia, Boston, Miami or Montreal. (Photo by Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images)
Bogota
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