Bogotá is the capital of Colombia and is one of the highest capital cities in the world in terms of elevation. It has a metropolitan population of over 8,600,000 inhabitants, making it the most populous city in Colombia and one of the largest cities in all of South America.
Bogotá is a major industrial city of Latin America, producing both consumer goods and capital goods.
Bogotá is full of historical and cultural sites, none more important than La Candelaria, the location of some of the most important events in multiple revolutions for independences.
Many tourists travel to Parque los Periodistas and the Presidential Palace. Also make sure to visit the old Museum.
The main airport serving Bogotá is El Dorado International Airport (Airport code BOG). El Dorado is the third busiest airport in Central and South America, serving just fewer than 15,000,000 travellers a year. Avianca, AeroRepública, AIRES and Satena use El Dorado as a major hub. Avianca, AIRES and AeroRepública also offer flights to the most destinations of the 30 carriers flying out of El Dorado.
TACA Airlines mainly only flies to Lima, Peru and San José, Costa Rica, but along with AIRES, Avianca, and COPA, they offer the most frequent flights. The busiest international flight routes into or out of El Dorado are with Miami, Madrid, Lima, Panama City and Caracas. New York, Quito, and Mexico City are also popular destinations.
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