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Bello, Antioquia

Bello is a town and municipality in Antioquia Department, Colombia and is a suburb of Medellin, the department capital. Bello is part of the Metropolitan Area of Medellin.

Demographics

The city has a population of 359,404 making it the second largest city in the Antioquia Department after Medellin. Bello has a population density of 2496 per km. Bello is also one of several municipalities that make up part of the metropolitan area around Medellin.

History

Meaning "Beautiful" in English, Bello was founded in 1679 and became a city in 1913. The city is also known as the "City of Artists" in Colombia. Its current mayor is Oscar Andres Perez.

Geography

Bello is located next to Medellin at its northern border in the Valley of Aburra. The climate is warm and is affected by gentle winds throughout the year.

Sports

The town has a football (soccer) team, Atletico Bello that plays in the Colombian Professional Second Division (Primera B).

External links

City of Bello Municipal Government

Mi Pueblo, Bello

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