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Envigado


Envigado is a town and municipality in the Colombian department of Antioquia. Envigado is part of the Metropolitan Area of Medellin in the southern area of the Aburra Valley.

Demographics

The population at the 1993 census was 115,484; in 2005 it had a population of 175,337 inhabitants.

History

Founded in 1775, Envigado was declared a municipality in 1814. Its name comes from the large trees that were once found there and which were used for the rafters (vigas) in constructing houses.

Economy

The principal economic activity is manufacturing ,Envigado counts on a great and modern industry. Between the most outstanding based companies it is the factory of assembly Renault - Toyota. (Sofasa).

In addition, Envigado counts on the central seat of the important Almacenes Exito, the greater chain of supermarkets of Colombia

, particularly textiles, soaps and perfumes..

Sports

Envigado is home to a football (soccer) team called Envigado Futbol Club which plays in the Colombian second division.

External links

City of Envigado Municipal Government

Mi Pueblo, Envigado

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