Monday, 11 August 2014

History of Florencia

In 1920's the Norte de Cuba railroad opened between the urban communities of Santa Clara and Puerto Tarafa in Nuevitas. The cause of Florencia was the development of a railroad station to give access to its Guadalupe neighbors in 1926. Guadalupe is the most seasoned town in this locale. This train station was based on a homestead known as El Merino. The railroad was vital for this district, it really was the first method for correspondence and transport that connected these lost valleys with whatever remains of nation. In the 1920s the streets were practically nonexistent and individuals existed in complete disengagement.

The main strategy for correspondence and transport was by arreas. With the entry of the railroad, the ranchers got to be wealthier and accordingly numerous vendors and businesspeople moved their organizations to be close to the new station. Land organizations and the neighborhood managers of the homesteads began to create what is presently this captivating town. In the first place the railroad station and afterward the new town itself was named Florencia. The name was recommended by one of the neighbors who said that the mountain perspective helped her to remember the mountains close Florence in Italy.

The quick build of its populace was to some extent because of the Sansó & Cia, which opened an enormous nourishment industry in the town in the 1940s furthermore as an aftereffect of the development of dams on the Chambas waterway. At the point when the water of the dams overflowed the Florencia and Tamarindo valleys in the 1990s, a large number of the influenced agriculturists and their families moved to Florencia. Florencia developed rapidly, and it has since turned into the most paramount social and practical focus with the best correspondences offices in the region.  

Friday, 22 February 2013

Florencia, Caquetá

Florencia (English: Florence) is a municipality and capital city of the Department of Caquetá, Colombia. It is the most important city in southeast Colombia because of its population as well as it’s more than a hundred years of history. It is the boundary between mountains and the Amazon. It lies on the Orteguaza River which flows into the Caqueta River. Its population is roughly 165,000.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Florencia, Cuba

Florencia is a municipality and city in the Ciego de Ávila Province of Cuba. It is located in the western part of the province, south of Chambas. This municipality merged in 1976 as result of the new political and administrative division of Cuba. Florencia was formerly the barrios of Guadalupe, Tamarindo and Marroquí which were separated from the municipality of Moron.

The municipality is a mountain region with beautiful rivers, forest and caves with subterranean rivers. A huge hydraulic complex was constructed under Fidel's government in 1991 named "Liberación de Florencia" ("Florencia Independence") since Florencia quarter was the first quarter taken for local revolutionary forces in the province of Camagüey on December 14, 1958. This hydraulic complex is located on the fertile valleys of Florencia and Tamarindo and it enforces the beauty of this Cuban area. Unlike all other municipalities in this province, Florencia is the only one where its economy is basically tobacco.

Florencia is also the seat of the municipal government and the biggest city with around 7,000 people. Other towns are Tamarindo, Las Pojas, Lowrey, Guadalupe and Marroquí.

Monday, 22 August 2011


They are very slow-growing, semi-deciduous or deciduous, and succulent perennials with a few branches and many small, ovoidal leaves along the stems. Branches are pale-barked smooth with papery cortex. These woody-stemed desert shrubs have many short and ovoid gray-green leaves. Flowers, born on peduncles of 13-17mm long, with some minute ovate bracts 4mm long. Calyx with 2 phyllous, 5 rose-colored, obovate, 2mm long petals. Five stamens with linear filaments.