Dosquebradas is the second largest city and a municipality in the Risaralda Department, Colombia. As of 2005, it had a population of approximately 200,000 inhabitants. The city is connected by the Cesar Gaviria Trujillo Viaduct to Pereira, the capital of the department.
The name of the city literally means "two creeks" (dos quebradas), Santa Teresita and Las Garzas. Dosquebradas is sometimes called the Pink Zone (Zona Rosa) of Pereira because it has many nightclubs and bars, which are filled with young people on the weekends.
It grew up as an industrial center serving Pereira in the 70s and 80s. With the construction of El Poblado neighborhood (low-income housing) it experienced a population boom, providing residence to many families that commuted to Pereira for work.
The education in the city is one of the best in Risaralda department, almost all the schools state-owned, only 4 are private schools, 3 of those schools are Catholic schools. Some of the most notable schools in Dosquebradas are:
Salesian School Saint Jhon Bosco
Agustin Nieto Caballero School
Diocesan School Baltasar Alvares R
Cristo Rey School
Salesians Femels Maria Auxiliadora
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