|Municipality and town|
Location of the municipality and town of Viterbo, Caldas in the Caldas Department of Colombia.
|• Total||172 km2 (66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||998 m (3,274 ft)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Viterbo is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Caldas. Formally constituted as a municipality on December 31, 1951, it was founded on April 19, 1911 by Presbítero Nazario Restrepo Botero. The current mayor is Carlos Alberto Ramírez G.
The town is situated between the Risaralda River Valley and the foothills of the Cordillera Occidental. It is close to the city of Pereira and near three other cities, [[Manizales], [Cali]] and Medellín. These cities are connected by good, easy to travel roads. It also has nearby air connections: Matecaña International airport in Pereira and Santa Ana international airport near Cartago. It is also known as "El Paraíso de Caldas" (the paradise of Caldas) due to the beautiful landscape, the notable condos surrounding it, wide streets and recreational facilities.
The local economy of Viterbo is based largely around agriculture and farming, with principal exports including sugarcane, corn, citrus, tropical fruit and some coffee. There is also an emerging tourism industry with the boom in vacationing condos construction
- Viterbo tourism (domain appears to be for sale as of November 20, 2010)
- (Spanish) Official site
- (Spanish) www.tuviterbo.com
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