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From Frontier Town to Metropolis : A History of Villavicencio, Colombia, Since 1842 (Hardcover)

Author: Rausch, Jane M.

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Although Villavicencio, the capital of the Department of Meta, is located just 120 miles from BogotO, the mountains of the eastern Andean Cordillera lie between the two cities. As a result, after its founding in 1842, Villavicencio remained an isolated frontier outpost for more than one hundred years. From Frontier Town to Metropolis recounts the history of the town and explains how, by the twenty-first century, it became a thriving metropolis with a population nearing three hundred thousand. During the next sixty years, it became the principal urban center of the Llanos despite the continual presence of militant guerrillas, paramilitaries, and drug traffickers. Noted researcher Jane Rausch offers a detailed treatment of the development of Villavicencio and the Department of Meta as a microcosm of Colombia''s eastern frontier.


Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Mfg Part# 9780742554733
SKU 203435856
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0742554732
Release Date 5/23/2007
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0231
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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