Viterbo, Caldas

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 Jhon Mario Giraldo Arrubla. They call it "El Paraiso Turistico de Caldas" (The Touristic Paradise of The Colombian Department of Caldas. It is known as this due to its all year through warm climate, Villas, Farms and Condominiums around the surrounding land, and the welcoming people of the 'Viterbeños' (Viterbo People).

Viterbo, Caldas
Municipality and town
Flag of Viterbo, Caldas
Location of the municipality and town of Viterbo, Caldas in the Caldas Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Viterbo, Caldas in the Caldas Department of Colombia.
Viterbo, Caldas is located in Colombia
Viterbo, Caldas
Viterbo, Caldas
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 5°3′38″N 75°52′24″W / 5.06056°N 75.87333°W / 5.06056; -75.87333
Country Colombia
DepartmentCaldas Department
Area
 • Total172 km2 (66 sq mi)
Elevation
998 m (3,274 ft)
Population
 (Census 2018[2])
 • Total12,432
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)

LocationEdit

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.

Local EconomyEdit

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

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipalities of Colombia". statoids. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2018" (in Spanish). DANE. Retrieved 30 April 2020.

Coordinates: 5°04′N 75°53′W / 5.067°N 75.883°W / 5.067; -75.883