Yumbo is a small, industrial city and municipality in western Colombia. It is located in the Valle del Cauca Department, just north of Cali. In 2019, it had a population of approximately 130,000 inhabitants.[1]

Yumbo
Municipality and town
Flag of Yumbo
Official seal of Yumbo
Location of the municipality and town of Yumbo in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Yumbo in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia
Yumbo is located in Colombia
Yumbo
Yumbo
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 3°35′N 76°28′W / 3.583°N 76.467°W / 3.583; -76.467
Country Colombia
DepartmentValle del Cauca Department
Founded1536
Incorporated1864
Founded byMiguel Muñoz
Government
 • MayorDavid Murgueitio Fernando Cardenas
Area
 • Total222 km2 (86 sq mi)
Elevation
855 m (2,805 ft)
Population
 (2019 est.[1])
 • Total128,616
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Yumbo
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
Area code(s)57 + 2
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Modern Yumbo was founded in 1536 by Miguel Muñoz.[2]

TransportationEdit

The closest airport that services the city is Cali's international airport, which is in Palmira and is called Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO) or Palmaseca. Nine airlines provide service for the airport, including American Airlines, AeroRepública, and Avianca, Colombia's largest airline.

EducationEdit

The Universidad del Valle has a campus in Yumbo. Its address is located at Calle 2 Norte No. 1A - 105 Barrio Las Vegas.

IndustryEdit

The city of Yumbo is known to be a rough area with a few factories, including concrete plants, which causes air pollution in that area. Bico International, a company that makes a complete line of school and office products, has a production plant in Yumbo, where it exports to various countries in Latin America. In August 2006, SABMiller plc, one of the world’s leading brewers, announced it would invest $175 million US dollars in a new brewery in Yumbo, in order to keep pace with growing demand in the western Colombia. The new brewery, which will become operational in late 2007, will have an initial capacity of 350 million litres, increasing to 450 million litres by 2009. It will replace an existing 130 million litre facility in the central Cali, which is almost 80 years old and is on a site that can no longer be expanded. The new plant will be built on a high technological level and will provide employment for approximately 200 people. It will also include two new bottling lines, a keg plant and a new can line by the year 2009.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Estimaciones de Población 1985 - 2005 y Proyecciones de Población 2005 - 2020 Total Municipal por Área (estimate)". DANE. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Fundaciones de ciudades y poblaciones - Banco de la República

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 3°35′06″N 76°29′45″W / 3.585°N 76.4958°W / 3.585; -76.4958