PASTO, a city of Colombia and capital of the department of Narino, about 36 m. from the boundary line with Ecuador, on one of the inland trade routes with that repubhc, and on a principal line of communication with the great forested regions of the Caqueta (Japura), Putumayo and Napo. Pop. (1906 estimate), 6000. It stands on an elevated plain, 8347 ft. above the sea, at the eastern foot of the Pasto volcano, which rises above the city to a height of 13,990 ft. Wool is produced to some extent and is woven for the local market in the woollen factories of Pasto.
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