Madrid is a town and municipality in the Department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. The city is located at 19 miles from Bogota City. The city's main and biggest industry is the growing of flowers, especially roses which are mostly exported to the United States and Japan.
Madrid is well known because it harbors the Academy of Sub-Officials to the Colombian Air Force. The main highway to Medellin (also known as "variante") bisects the city and leads to the northern part of Colombia from Bogota.
Madrid has some other industries as manufacturing, retail stores and food processing.Some new business developments such as the Celta trade park are undergoing constructions. Such places are intended to be used as a reception point to the arrival of imported goods that will be later allowed to enter Bogota. Nearby towns such as Funza and Mosquera are related to this particular project.
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