Medelln is the second-largest city in Colombia. It is in the Aburr Valley, one of the most northerly of the Andes in South America. Medelln is considered by many as the cultural capitol of Colombia, similar to New York City. To 2012, it has a population of 2.7 million. With its surrounding area, the metropolitan area of Medelln (rea metropolitana de Medelln), composed by another nine cities, it is the second largest urban agglomeration in Colombia in terms of population and economy, with more than 3.5 million people.
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