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Pasto

Pasto
Administration
Full namePasto
Official nameSan Juan de Pasto
Settlement typeCity
Motto"Muy Noble Y Muy Leal Ciudad de San Juan de Pasto" ("Very Noble and Very Loyal City of San Juan de Pasto)
CountryColombia
RegionPacific Region/Andes Region
DepartmentNariño
Founding1537
Established1539-06-24 (Atriz Valley)
Sebastián de Belalcázar
Named forSaint John the Baptist
Government
TypeMunicipality
MayorEduardo Alvarado Santander
Geography
Land Area455.9 sq mi (1181 km2)
Urban Area10.2 sq mi (26.4 km2)
Elevation8290.7 ft (2527 m)
Demography
Total Population399723
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEastern Time Zone (UTC-05)
Postal code90-210
Area code092, 072, 052

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Pasto, officially San Juan de Pasto, is the capital of the department of Nariño, located in southwest Colombia. The city is located in the "Atriz Valley", on the Andes cordillera, at the foot of the Galeras volcano, at an altitude of 8,290 feet (2,527 m) above sea level. The city has a population of approximately 400,000 inhabitants.


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