La Florida, Nariño

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La Florida, Nariño
Municipality and town
Location of the municipality and town of La Florida, Nariño in the Nariño Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of La Florida, Nariño in the Nariño Department of Colombia.
Country  Colombia
Department Nariño Department
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

La Florida (Spanish pronunciation: [la floˈɾiða]) is a town and municipality in the Nariño Department, Colombia.

The village of La Florida was founded on the 11th of November 1820 under the original name of Mombuco which means "small valley". It was founded by Juan Meneses and formed part of the dioceses of San Bartholome of Matituy. It was renamed in 1843 to the name of La Florida.

Its current population is of 25,529.

Coordinates: 1°18′06″N 77°24′38″W / 1.30167°N 77.4106°W / 1.30167; -77.4106