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Pacific Region Unique ecosystems and natural resources

Article - July 29, 2011
The area boasts diverse geography, unique ecosystems and unexploited natural resources
RAINFALL HAS BEEN KNOWN TO EXCEED 523 INCHES IN ONE YEAR
Bordered by Panama to the north and Ecuador to the south, the Pacific region forms the western slice of Colombia along the Pacific Ocean.

The area has vast ecological, hydrographic, mining and forestry wealth, and boasts diverse geography, unique ecosystems and unexploited natural resources.

ONE OF THE WETTEST
AND MOST BIODIVERSE PLACES ON EARTH, MIGHTY RIVERS CUT THROUGH THICK JUNGLES IN THE PACIFIC REGION
It is regarded as one of the wettest and most biodiverse places on the planet, with rainfall of about 157.5 inches per year, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, although 523.6 inches were recorded one year at Lloro in the region’s Choco Department.

With such large levels of precipitation, the region is crossed by numerous mighty and deep rivers cutting through dense, humid jungle areas. Some of them are the only ways through the largely forested region. Intrepid explorers have discovered pristine, virgin beaches lining the coast here.
Popayan is a beautiful white-washed city that is perhaps second only to Cartagena de Indias in terms of the splendor of its colonial architecture. Meanwhile, Cali claims to have unrivalled nightlife.

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