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Girardot (hērärħōtˈ) [key], city (1993 pop. 81,380), central Colombia, on the Bogotá and Magdalena rivers. Girardot is a commercial center and a transportation hub; it has an airport. Coffee and leather goods are the principal products. Founded in 1853, Girardot is noted for its vast number of acacia trees.

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