It is located in the north of the city and is one of the more affluent districts of the city. This district is mostly inhabited by upper class residents.
The boundaries are Calle 39 in the south, Avenida Caracas in the west, Calle in the north and the Eastern Hills in the east. Chapinero hosts several important leisure, dining and nightlife areas of the city. The locality covers 3, hectares 9, acres.
The name Chapinero comes from the shoemakers of bespoke shoes for chapines , the local expression for people suffering of pigeon toe syndrome. Toward the end of the 19th century, the area was further settled with mansions and country estates.
As the urbanized city expanded, the area was integrated accordingly. Mule-pulled trams were extended northward in , followed by electric tracks in The physical boundaries remained the same under the reorganization into the Capital District that took place in Together with La Candelaria and Teusaquillo , Chapinero is one of the traditional neighborhoods that is distinctive of a particular era in the city's history and urban growth. Chapinero is one of the most important commercial and economic zones of the capital city.
Banking and financial centers are headquartered along Calle 72, Carrera 7 and Calle with major shopping areas located along Carreras 11 and The zone also includes popular dining areas and nightlife centers, which include the Zona Rosa , the Parque de la 93 , and the Zona G ; the last one known for its wide offer of upscale restaurants G stands for Gourmet.
It is the first of its kind in Latin America. Chapinero is among the 20 localities that make up the Capital District of Bogota and thus has its own local administration that is under the jurisdiction of the District's Government secretariat.
Historia de la localidad de Chapinero
The current locality mayor is Hernando J. Major east-west roads include Calles 39, 45, 53, 57, 63, 85, 92, 94, , and Avenida Chile Calle North-south routes include Carreras 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and Avenida Caracas.
All of the major roads have extensive private bus services. The rural Eastern Hills today are heavily forested, while until the s were very much deforested. They are crossed by several rivers and creeks, many of which flow through the locality in man-made canals.
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Colombia Stock Exchange Building. Official website. Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Chapinero-Zona G.