Elevation 1,460 m (4,790 ft)
Area code(s) 57 + 6
Population 189,622 (2012)
|Department Risaralda Department|
Area 70.58 km²
Local time Friday 2:28 PM
|Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Weather 21°C, Wind SE at 11 km/h, 78% Humidity
University University of southern Bogotá
Dosquebradas ([doskeˈβɾaðas]) is the second largest city and a municipality in the Risaralda Department, Colombia. As of 2005, it had a population of approximately 200,000 inhabitants. The city is connected by the César Gaviria Trujillo Viaduct to Pereira, the capital of the department.
Map of Dosquebradas, Risaralda, Colombia
The name of the city literally means "two creeks" (dos quebradas), Santa Teresita and Las Garzas. Dosquebradas is sometimes called the Pink Zone (Zona Rosa) of Pereira because it has many nightclubs and bars, which are filled with young people on the weekends.
It grew up as an industrial center serving Pereira in the 1970s and 1980s. With the construction of El Poblado neighborhood (low-income housing) it experienced a population boom, providing residence to many families that commuted to Pereira for work.
The education in the city is one of the best in Risaralda department, almost all the schools state-owned, only 4 are private schools, 3 of those schools are Catholic schools. Some of the most notable schools in Dosquebradas are:
- Salesian School Saint Jhon Bosco (private, Catholic)
- Agustin Nieto Caballero School
- Diocesan School Baltasar Alvares R
- Cristo Rey School (private, Catholic)
- Salesians Femels María Auxiliadora (private, Catholic)