Short lines of railway connect it with Facatativa (24 m.) on the road to Honda, and with Zipaquira, where extensive salt mines are worked.
The seven new departments are: Atlantico, taken from the northern extremity of Bolivar; Caldas, the southern part of Antioquia; Galan, the southern districts of Santander, including Charala, Socorro, Velez, and its capital San Gil; Huila, the southern part of Tolima, including the headwaters of the Magdalena and the districts about Neiva and La Plata; Narino, the southern part of Cauca extending from the eastern Cordillera to the Pacific coast; Quesada, a cluster of small, wellpopulated districts north of Bogota formerly belonging to Cundinamarca, including Zipaquira, Guatavita, Ubate and Pacho; and Tundama, the northern part of Boyaca lying on the frontier of Galan in the vicinity of its capital Santa Rosa.
were completed in 1906; (5) the Girardot to Espinal, 131 m., part of a projected line running south-west from Girardot; (6) the Sabana railway, from Bogota to Facatativa, 25 m.; (7) the Northern, from Bogota to Zipaquira, 31 m.; (8) the Southern, from Bogota to Sibate, 18 m.; and (9) the Puerto Berrio & Medellin, about 78 m.
Salt is mined at Zipaquira, near Bogota, and being a government monopoly, is a source of revenue to the national treasury.
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