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Pasto lies within the department of Nátrino and is its administrative center. Before the arrival of the Europeans, the Atrice area was inhabited by the Killems tribes. The official year of the citys founding is 1539. It was founded by Captain Lorenzo de Alldana. The pisto is notable for its numerous constructions during the colonial period. Not far from its vicinity rises the Volcano Galares. The clear waters and the lively shores of Lake La Coché draw nature lovers to the area. The natural reservoir is known as La Corte, which is protected by the state and is a National Park.

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  • Air quality: 63 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Ambiguous
  • Population: 310,000 people
  • GDP: $5,806 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 10 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Claro Colombia
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: On most restaurant bills in Colombia, there is a 10% voluntary (propina voluntaria). While you are not required to pay it, nearly everybody does. The staff members typically share the tip money. If you had exceptional service, you can decide to leave an extra tip in cash.
  • Apartment listings: AirBnb
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels:
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  • Best taxi: Tappsi
  • Online electronics shop: Falabella
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Hainan
  • Best intl air carrier: China Southern Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $370
  • Monthly costs for family: $650
  • Monthly costs for local: $180
  • Meal: $1
  • Small Cola: $0.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $0.6
  • Coffee: $0.8

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