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Quimbaya is a town and municipality in the western part of the department of Quindío, Colombia. It is 20 km northwest of the departmental capital Armenia. The name of the city derives from the name of the Precolumbian culture that inhabited the area, the Quimbaya civilization. Quimbaya is bounded to the north and west by the Valle del Cauca Department, with La Vieja River forming the western limit. To the south, the Roble River forms the limit with the municipalities of Montenegro and Circasia. The eastern boundary is with the municipality of Filandia. Quimbaya was founded in 1914 by Juan de J. Buitrago, and became a municipality in 1922. In 2005 it had an estimated population of 43,700, of which 31,300 live in the main urban zone. The National Agricultural and livestock Park (Spanish: El Parque Natural De La Cultura Agropecuaria), PANACA, is located 7 km west of the main township. The 47 hectare park contains a variety of interactive exhibits, including more than 200 species of animals. Along with the National Coffee Park in Montenegro, the theme park is one of major tourist attractions ofthe department. The most important cultural event is the Candles and Lanterns Festival (full name in Spanish: Fiesta Nacional del Concurso de Alumbrados con Velas y Faroles), which began in 1982 and is held each year on 7 and 8 December (Día de las Velitas). Each of the barrios in the township compete to produce the most spectacular lighting arrangements, and many visitors come from throughout Colombia to admire the displays. The festival is held in honor of the Catholic holy day, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, on 8 December.

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Facts and Stats for Quimbaya*

  • Pollution Statistics in Quimbaya

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

    • Air Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Quimbaya: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 39.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.29 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.43 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.29 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.57 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.57 (Moderate)
  • Living in Quimbaya - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 50.86 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 96.86 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 45.17 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 35 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 86.11 (Very High)
    • 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 Quimbaya

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.21 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.39 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 83.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 58.46 USD

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

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