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A city of southwest Colombia near the Ecuadorian border. Founded in 1539, it was the site of an 1832 treaty that resolved a territorial dispute between Colombia and Ecuador.


(Spanish ˈpasto)
(Placename) a city in SE Colombia, at an altitude of 2590 m (8500 ft). Pop: 404 000 (2005 est)


(ˈpɑs tɔ)

1. a city in SW Colombia. 325,540; ab. 8350 ft. (2545 m) above sea level.
2. a volcanic peak near this city. 13,990 ft. (4265 m).
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Noun1.Pasto - an active volcano in southeastern Colombia in the Andes
Colombia, Republic of Colombia - a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language