Sevilla, Valle del Cauca
|Sevilla, Valle del Cauca|
|Municipality and town|
Location of the municipality and town of Sevilla, Valle del Cauca in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia.
|Department||Valle del Cauca Department|
|• Municipality and town||640 km2 (250 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,612 m (5,289 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||45,142|
|• Density||71/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Sevilla is a town and municipality in the Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia. Widely recognized and famous as one of the best Colombian coffee producers. It is also known as the "Coffee Capital of Colombia" In 2003, it had a population of approximately 60,000 inhabitants.
Geography and climate
Sevilla is located in the northeastern portion of the Valle del Cauca Department, about 90 miles northeast of Cali, the department capital. Sevilla lies on the western slope of the central mountain range, the Cordillera Central, out of the three main ones resting on the beautiful landscape of Colombia. The landscape is also appropriate for long walks and horseback riding. Its climate is widely varied because it is located 1650 metres above sea level.
There is a great variety of agricultural products as a result of its diversity on climate floors. Citrus fruits, banana, sugar cane, maize, yucca, and vegetables, among others, are abundantly produced. Cafe cultures surround the town, since the farms outside the population core are coffee producers. There are also gold, silver, and platinum mines nearby.
Now, Sevilla's Mayor has started a process to form part of the department of Quindío and not anymore of Valle del Cauca.