Pereira, Colombia ranks 1,669th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind La Chaux-de-Fonds, Longjumeau, and Roseau. Memorable people born in Pereira, Colombia include César Gaviria, Faustino Asprilla, and Santiago Giraldo. Pereira, Colombia has been the birth place of many soccer players and tennis players. Pereira, Colombia is located in Colombia.
Pereira is the capital city of the Colombian department of Risaralda. It is located in the foothills of the Andes in a coffee-producing area of Colombia officially known as the "Coffee Axis". Pereira, alongside the rest of the Coffee Axis, form part of UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia". It is the most populated city in the Coffee Axis and the second-most populated city in the Paisa region, after Medellín. Pereira is also part of the Central West Metropolitan Area, which has 709,322 residents and is composed of Pereira and the neighboring cities of Dosquebradas and La Virginia. Read more on Wikipedia