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Use the currency converter below to calculate the current exchange rate for the city of BogotÃ¡ , Distrito . The currency used in BogotÃ¡ , Distrito is the Colombian Peso. BogotÃ¡ , Distrito is the capital of Colombia.
If you are traveling to BogotÃ¡ , Distrito , you will need to exchange your currency for the Colombian Peso. You may exchange your money for the Colombian Peso at most BogotÃ¡ , Distrito banks or at specialized stores called Foreign Exchange Bureaus. Look for signs that say Bureau De Change, Geld Wechseln or Cambio. You may be able to exchange your money at the BogotÃ¡ , Distrito airport, but exchange rates may not be the best. You should consider purchasing the Colombian Peso currency at a more favorable exchange rate before you arrive in BogotÃ¡ , Distrito . You can do that by researching online currency brokers that do foreign exchange. If on holiday, vacation, or business you can also inquire about purchasing travellers checks (Travellers Cheques). Also, before your trip, consult with your credit or debit card bank about the foreign exchange transaction fees charged for using your card in BogotÃ¡ , Distrito , Colombia.
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About BogotÃ¡ , Distrito
Bogotá, Distrito Capital (Spanish pronunciation: [boɣoˈta] ( listen)), until 2000 called Santa Fé de Bogotá, is the capital city of Colombia, as well as the most populous city in the country, with an estimated 7,304,384 inhabitants as of 2009. Bogotá and its metropolitan area, which includes municipalities such as Chía, Cota, Soacha, Cajicá and La Calera, had an estimated population of 8,566,926 in 2009. In terms of land area, Bogotá is the largest city in Colombia, one of the biggest of Latin America, figures in the 30th largest cities of the world, and it is the third-highest capital city in the world (after La Paz and Quito) at 2640 metres above sea level. With its many universities and libraries, Bogotá has become known as "The Athens of South America". It's cosmopolitian multicultural environment has gave Bogota the nickname "Colombia's Mixing Pot", the city has over 100 ethnic groups and nationalities alone. Bogotá owns the biggest moorland of the world, which is located in the Sumapaz Locality.
Parks and recreation
There are many parks, many with facilities for concerts, plays, movies, storytellers and other activities.
* "Simón Bolívar Metropolitan Park" is a large park regularly used to stage free concerts (such as the annual Rock al Parque, a festival in which new and popular Latin rock bands play free of charge). Kites are flown in the park.
* The public Parque Nacional (National Park) has many trees and green spaces, ponds, games for children, foot and bicycle paths, and venues for entertainment such as public screenings of movies and concerts and events organized by the Council of Bogotá. It is located between two main streets, the Circunvalar Avenue and the 7th Avenue.
* The Bogotá Botanical Garden (Jardín Botánico de Bogotá).
* The Children's Museum of Bogotá (Museo de los Niños) is a science, technology and art interactive museum specializing in children and youngsters ages 2 to 19.
* "Parque de la 93" is located between 93rd and 93Ath street, and 12th and 13th avenue, and has day-time leisure activities and nightlife. Several of the top restaurants and bars in the city are in this park.
* There are restaurants and bars in the vicinity of a T-shaped pedestrian strip dubbed "La T" (The T) at the corner of 82nd street and Cra.12. More recently, restaurant activity has begun in the "Zona G" (Gourmet Zone) in and around 67th and 70th Streets and other locations including Usaquen in the north-east and La Macarena (downtown).
* Mundo Aventura is an amusement park, with an entry charge and charges for the different attractions. It has rides for adults and children, a petting zoo, and the "cerdodromo", where pigs race.
* "Salitre Mágico" is another amusement park with rides and attractions. The park is near the Simón Bolívar park, where concerts are held throughout the year.
* Parque del Chicó has trees, gardens, artificial creeks and ponds, and a colonial style house converted into a museum.
* To the north Parque Jaime Duque has rides, a giant map of Colombia, popular exhibits, a zoo, and a big hand holding the world symbolizing God. There is a reproduction of the Taj Mahal in the park with a collection of reproductions of famous paintings. The park is also used for large concerts, mainly electronic music ones.
* Maloka is an interactive museum of sciences.
* Tourist train is a sightseeing train, popular with Bogotá residents, which runs to outlying towns Zipaquirá, Cajicá and Nemocón along the lines of the former Bogotá Savannah Railway on weekends. The route to Zipaquirá (famous for its salt cathedral) is 53 km long. Another line goes towards the north for 47 km and ends at Briceño.