Sevilla is a town and municipality in the Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia. Know as "Coffee Capital of Colombia ". Widelyrecognized and famous as one of the best Colombian coffee producers. It is also known as the "" In 2003, it had a population of approximately 60,000 inhabitants. Bounded on thenorth by the municipality Zarzal and the department Quindio; al sur con los municipios de Tuluá y Buga; south with the municipalities of Tulua and Buga; east with thedepartments of Tolima and Quindio and the municipalities of Caicedonia; the west with the municipalities and Bugalagrande Zarzal.
Founded as San Luis in 1903 by HeraclioUribe Uribe, it was renamed for the city of Sevilla, Spain, when it became a municipality in 1914.
Geography and climate
Sevilla is located in the northeastern portion ofthe Valle del Cauca Department, about 90 miles northeast of Cali, the department capital. Sevilla lies on the western mountain range, out of the three main ones resting onthe 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 metresabove 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 alsogold, 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.