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Cordoba, Quindio

Cordoba is a municipality in the eastern part of the department of Quindio, Colombia. It is located 24 km southeast of the departmental capital Armenia.

Cordoba is bounded to the north by the municipality of Calarca, to the south by Pijao, to the west by Buenavista, and to the east by the department of Tolima.

Cordoba was founded in 1927 by Jesus Garcia and Jesus Buitrago, and became a municipality in 1966 when it split from Calarca. In 2005 it had an estimated population of 7,800, of which 4,100 live in the main urban zone. By population it is the second smallest municipality in Quindio, after Buenavista.

Cordoba is home to the National Bamboo and Guadua Investigation Center . Open to the public, the center shows the potential uses of guadua as a material for construction, furniture and decoration. It undertakes research on the cultivation of new varieties of guadua.

The Bamboo and Guadua Festival is held in Cordoba in June.

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