Jamundí

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Jamundí
Municipality and town
Flag of Jamundí
Flag
Official seal of Jamundí
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Jamundí in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Jamundí in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia.
Jamundí is located in Colombia
Jamundí
Jamundí
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 3°16′N 76°33′W / 3.267°N 76.550°W / 3.267; -76.550
Country  Colombia
Department Valle del Cauca Department
Founded 1536
Founded by Juan de Ampudia
Government
 • Mayor Jhon Fredy Pimentel
Area
 • Total 655 km2 (253 sq mi)
Elevation 869 m (2,851 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 88,891
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym Jamundeña
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 57 + 2
Website Official website (Spanish)

Jamundí is a town and municipality located in the Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

Jamundí is located 23 km south of Cali, the capital of the Department, Valle del Cauca. The average Temperature is 23 grades Celsius.

Jamundi was founded on march of the year 1536,4 months before Cali, by the Spanish colonizers Pedro de Añazco y Juan de Ampudia. The name comes from the Cacique Jamundi, chief of the tribe that lived in this territory before the arrival of the Spanish.

Foundation[edit]

Jamundi was founded in March of the year 1536, 4 months before Cali, by the Spanish colonizers Pedro de Añazco y Juan de Ampudia. The name come from the Cacique Jamundi, chief of the tribe that lived in this territory before the arrival of the Spanish.

Armed conflict[edit]

Jamundí is highly affected by the Colombian armed conflict as of 2011. FARC rebels have a significant presence in the municipality and have, as of 2013, frequently attacked the police and army there.[1][2] In August of 2011 a large group of FARC guerrillas attacked the military, killing two soldiers from the Colombian amry and wounding four more.[3][4][5]

Tourist Attractions[edit]

Parque De Los Cholados: Jamundi's Cholado Park is located in a plaza close to Downtown Jamundi. This park is dedicated solely to selling a popular Colombian dessert called Cholado. Numerous vendors come here and set up shop to sell this dessert. It is said that the Cholado was originally made in Jamundi and that the Cholados made here are made using the authentic, original recipe. Many from neighboring Cali visit Jamundi just so they can come to Cholado Park and eat authentic Cholados. The vendors in Cholado Park also frequently sell other desserts, such as Luladas, Snow Cones, and Fruit Salads.

Sports[edit]

Had a football (soccer) team called Depor F.C. which plays in the Colombian second division. It is now based in the city of Cali, changing it's name to Depor Aguablanca.

  1. ^ http://www.semana.com/nacion/articulo/guerrilla-farc-ataca-cauca-valle-del-cauca/364997-3
  2. ^ http://www.elpais.com.co/elpais/judicial/noticias/3-soldados-muertos-y-18-heridos-deja-ataque-farc-en-jamundi
  3. ^ http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/nacional/articulo-291115-dos-militares-muertos-y-cuatro-heridos-enfrentamiento-farc
  4. ^ http://www.caracol.com.co/nota.aspx?id=1529777
  5. ^ http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/18250-farc-kills-2-soldiers-in-western-colombia-clash.html

Coordinates: 3°16′N 76°33′W / 3.267°N 76.550°W / 3.267; -76.550