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Ibagué (Spanish pronunciation: [iβaˈɣe]) is the capital of Tolima, one of the 32 departments that make up the Republic of Colombia. The city is located in the center of the country, on the central mountain range of the Colombian Andes, near Nevado del Tolima. It is one of the most populous cities in the country, with about 498,401 (according to the 2005 census) inhabitants, making it the seventh (7th) most populous in Colombia. It was founded on October 14, 1550, by the Spanish captain Andrés López de Galarza. The city of Ibagué is divided into 13 communes and the rural area has 17 corregimientos. As the capital of the department of Tolima the city hosts the Government of Tolima, the Departmental Assembly, and the Attorney General's Office. It is the main epicenter of political, economic, administrative, business, art, culture, and tourism activities in the area. Ibagué maintains one of the major urban economies of Colombia and could grow in prominence within South America with its development potential and competitive national and international business centers, industry, and infrastructure. It is one of three cities in the country chosen by the World Trade Center Association (WTCA) to build headquarters along with Cali, adding to the one existing in Bogotá. The economy of Ibagué is based primarily on the industrial, tourism, and agricultural sectors, with its textile industry being the third largest in Colombia. According to "Doing Business" from the World Bank in Washington DC, Ibagué tops the ranking of the cities with greater ease of doing business and investment in the country after Manizales. The city is known as "The Musical Capital of Colombia and America", thanks to the Conservatory of Tolima (one of the most prestigious and important in Colombia), folklore festivities, and its many monuments referring to music. The city's main educational institutions are the University of Tolima, the University of Ibagué, the Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia (UNAD) and the Conservatory of Tolima.

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Explore popular vacation packages for Ibagué, Colombia and kick-start your vacation planning for free. Ibagué is located at a short trip away from Bogota a major city in Colombia. Add Bogota to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Plaza De Bolivar, Gold Museum Or Museo Del Oro, Museo Botero. Also, to reach Ibagué, you'll have to take a flight to Bogota; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Ibague*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ibague

    Know the pollution level of Ibague before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • Ibague: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ibague for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ibague.

    • Burglary and Theft 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.25 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 62.5 (High)
  • Living in Ibague - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ibague is 94.55 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 92.19 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 56.9 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 28.54 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 33.33 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 17.52 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 24.33 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ibague

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ibague

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.98 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 55.26 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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