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Andean Community of Nations

General information
Administrative centerSeat of Secretariat
Official languageSpanish
Organization typeTrade bloc
Secretary GeneralBolivia Adalid Contreras Baspineiro
pro Tempore PresidencyBolivia Bolivia
Chairman of the Andean CommissionBolivia Pablo Guzmán Laugier
as the Andean Pact1969
as the CAN1996
Other information

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The Andean Community ( , CAN) is a trade bloc comprising the South American countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The trade bloc was called the Andean Pact until 1996 and came into existence with the signing of the Cartagena Agreement in 1969. Its headquarters are located in Lima, Peru.

The Andean Community has 98 million inhabitants living in an area of 4,700,000 square kilometers, whose Gross Domestic Product amounted to US$745.3 billion in 2005, including Venezuela, (who was a member at that time).

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