Toro, Valle del Cauca

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Toro, Valle del Cauca
Municipality and town
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Official seal of Toro, Valle del Cauca
Location of the municipality and town of Toro, Valle del Cauca in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Toro, Valle del Cauca in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia.
Country  Colombia
Department Valle del Cauca Department
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

Toro is a city and municipality located in the north of Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. It was founded on June 3, 1573. Its weather is warm. It is believed that the town is so called because among the conquerors who visited the region were people born in Toro province of Zamora in Spain.

The base of the economy is agriculture, animal husbandry and mining, have recently been intensified cultivation of sugar cane, grape and passion fruit, especially those of coffee, bananas, beans, cassava, cotton, sorghum and vegetables. The cultivation of coffee is highlighted by becoming a monoculture farms in the hillside.

In Toro is San Juan Bautista Chapel, which has about 450 years. Still retains the niches of wood, some religious images of great beauty, expository and the missal of the time. There is an original painting of San Juan Bautista that belongs to the altar. Still retains the choir and the pulpit.

Elevation: 950 m (3,120 ft) asl
Average temperature: 23 degrees Celsius (73 °F)
Area: 166 km² (64 mi²)
Population: 19,076
Cali distance: 175 km (108 mi)
Foundation Date: June 3, 1573
Founder: Melchor Valdenebro of Velasquez
Date of incorporation: 1632 (Order of Apr. 26)
Major rivers: Toro, Induque and San Lazaro.
Economic activity index: agriculture, livestock and mining.
Main Products: cane sugar, corn, cotton, Yacimientos quartz, and gold.
Tourist attractions: Cultural events in their feasts anniversary, San Juán Bautista Chapel, and the Ecological Path
Fairs and festivals: Celebrations Anniversary in August and Cinetoro, International Experimental Film Festival
Basic infrastructure: It has all the utilities, 4 colleges, 33 schools, banks, hospitals, and Library
Mayor: Fátima Roldán

Coordinates: 4°36′42″N 76°04′53″W / 4.61167°N 76.08139°W / 4.61167; -76.08139