Welcome to Sevilla, Valle del Cauca, a charming town and municipality located in the northeastern portion of the Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia. Founded as San Luis in 1903 by Heraclio Uribe Uribe, it was renamed for the city of Sevilla, Spain, when it became a municipality in 1914. Sevilla is widely recognized and famous as one of the best Colombian coffee producers, and is also known as the Coffee Capital of Colombia.
Geographically, 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.
According to the National census taken in 1993, Sevilla municipality had a population of 47,283, distributed as follows: men: 26,128; women: 21,155; the municipal seat had a population of 19,311. This amount was considered low as the National Census taken in 1985 gave as a result a similar amount. We mustn’t forget that on 1928 the town had a population of 22,000; then, according to National Census taken on 1961 the municipality had a population of 56,793 and was listed as the fourth most populous in the department. The last National Census, taken on 2005 gave a population of 41,632, which represented a diminished rate of growth population. In accordance with the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE), on 2010, Sevilla might have a population of 46,507.
Sevilla is home to 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.
In recent years, Sevilla has become a popular destination for tourists seeking to experience the beauty of Colombia’s coffee region. Visitors can take tours of coffee farms, hike through the stunning landscape, and sample delicious local cuisine. The town also hosts several festivals throughout the year, including the Festival Nacional del Café, which celebrates the region’s rich coffee culture.
Come and experience the charm and beauty of Sevilla, Valle del Cauca, and discover why this hidden gem should be on every traveler’s bucket list.