describe the city you live in

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topic: describe the city you live in

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Buenaventura is a port city and municipality located in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia (South America). Buenaventura (Spanish for Good Adventure)is the main port of Colombia in the Pacific Ocean.[1]

Buenaventura is a city with a population of 324,207[2] 2005 census (most of city development lies on Cascajal Island) and it is the size of Los Angeles’ metropolitan area; most of the city’s land is rural with scattered small villages throughout. It is located a few miles from the western cordillera of the Andes mountain range and the major city of Cali, the department’s capital. Buenaventura is one of the rainiest cities in the world with 6000-7000 mm precipitation annually.

Buenaventura’s population is mostly of African descent (85%) with 10% mixed European/Native Indian and 5% Spanish.

Founded about 1545, the city was destroyed by Native Americans before 1600. Later rebuilt, Buenaventura thrived after the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914. Today, the city is crucial for sending raw materials to nearby areas; this has brought prosperity and allowed recent new development to occur.


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