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Toro, Valle del Cauca

Toro is a city and municipality located in the Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. http://www.torovalle.com Pagina Municipality On the road north of the department is Toro, founded on June 3, 1573 territory of warm weather. It is believed that the town is so called because among the conquerors who visited the region were people born in Toro province of Zamora in Spain.

Here are deposits of gold, copper, coal, lime, salt, quartz, alum and oil.

The base of the economy is agriculture, animal husbandry and mining, have recently been intensified cultivation of sugar cane, grape and passion fruit, especially those of coffee, bananas, beans, cassava, cotton, sorghum and vegetables. The cultivation of coffee is highlighted by becoming a monoculture farms in the hillside.

In Toro are: La Capilla de San Juan Bautista of El Bohío, this chapel doctrinera located less than 5 minutes of Toro, has about 450 years. Still retains the niches of wood, some religious images of great beauty, expository and the missal of the time. There is an original painting of San Juan Bautista that belongs to the altar. Still retains the choir and the pulpit.

Elevation: 950 m asl

Average temperature: 23 degrees Celsius (73 F)

Area: 166 km (64 mi)

Population: 19,076

Cali distance: 175 km (108 mi)

Foundation Date: June 3, 1573

Founder: Melchor Valdenebro of Velasquez

Date of incorporation: 1632 (Order of Apr. 26)

Major rivers: Toro, Induque and San Lazaro.

Economic activity index: agriculture, livestock and mining.

Main Products: cane sugar, corn, cotton, Yacimientos quartz, and gold.

Tourist attractions: Cultural events in their feasts anniversary, the Chapel of Bohío, the Mirador de la Cruz and the Ecological Path

Fairs and festivals: Celebrations Anniversary in August.

Basic infrastructure: It has all the utilities, 4 colleges, 33 schools, banks, hospitals, and Library

Mayor: Rodrigo Alberto Garay Lemus

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