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Bogotá, Distrito Capital (Spanish pronunciation: [boɣoˈta]  ( listen)), formerly called Santa Fé de Bogotá, 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. Bogotá and its metropolitan area, which includes municipalities such as Chía, Cota, Soacha, Cajicá and La Calera, had an estimated population of 8,566,926 in 2009. In terms of land area, Bogotá is the largest city in Colombia, one of the biggest of Latin America, figures in the 30th largest cities of the world, 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, Bogotá has become known as "The Athens of South America". Bogotá owns the biggest moorland of the world, it is located in the Sumapaz Locality. Bogotá was originally called "Bacatá" (which means "planted fields") by the Muiscas. It was the center of their civilization before Spanish...
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