Yarumal

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Yarumal
Municipality and town
Flag of Yarumal
Flag
Official seal of Yarumal
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Location of the municipality and town of Yarumal in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Yarumal in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Country  Colombia
Department Antioquia Department
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

Yarumal is a municipality in the Antioquia Department, Colombia. Yarumal was founded in 1787 as San Luis de Gongora. Municipal status was granted in 1821. The current name of Yarumal comes from a local plant belonging to the Moraceae family, known in botanical Latin as Cecropia peltata L. The municipality (3 parishes and 20 villages) has an area of 724 km², 35,315 inhabitants, and its average elevation is 2,265 m above sea level.


Coordinates: 7°00′N 75°30′W / 7.000°N 75.500°W / 7.000; -75.500