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Coordinates: 4 ° 5 ′  N , 76 ° 12 ′  W
Map: Colombia
Tuluá on the map of Colombia
Colombia - Valle del Cauca - Tuluá.svg
Location of the municipality of Tuluá in Valle del Cauca
Basic data
Country Colombia
Department Valle del Cauca
City foundation 1741
Residents 221,701  (2019)
City insignia
Flag of Tuluá.svg
Escudo de Tuluá.svg
Detailed data
surface 910 km 2
Population density 244 inhabitants / km 2
height 960  m
Time zone UTC -5
City Presidency John Jairo Gómez Aguirre (2020-2023)
Website www.tulua.gov.co
View of Tuluá
View of Tuluá
Community library
Community library
San Bartolomé Church
San Bartolomé Church

Tuluá is a commune ( municipality ) in the department of Valle del Cauca , Colombia .


Tuluá is located in the Centro sub-region in Valle del Cauca 960 m above sea level to 4400 m of the Páramo de Barragán and Santa Lucia. There is a tropical, humid savanna climate with an average annual temperature of 24 ° C to 27 ° C. The municipality is bordered by Andalucía and Bugalagrande in the north, Seville and Chaparral in the Tolima department in the east, Buga and San Pedro in the south and Yotoco and Riofrío in the west .


The municipality of Tuluá has 221,701 inhabitants, of which 191,620 live in the urban part (cabecera municipal) of the municipality (as of 2019).


Tuluá means "light earth" in the indigenous language and was founded in 1741 by Spanish conquistadors. The city is also called Corazón del Valle (heart of the Caucatales), or La Villa de Céspedes (city of lawns).

Tuluá was traditionally a stronghold of the conservatives, during the civil war 1948-52 the city gained notoriety for repression and particularly high numbers of victims.


Tuluá hosts an agricultural fair (Feria de Tuluá), which is considered the most important fair in Colombia.


Tuluá is located on the Panamericana and connects the cities of Cali (100 km), Pereira (125 km) and Armenia (105 km). Tuluá has one airport, Aeropuerto Farfán Heriberto Gil Martínez ( IATA code : ULQ ).

Universities and colleges

The following universities and colleges have a seat in Tuluá:

  • Universidad del Valle (Univalle)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Occidente (CES-UAO)
  • Unidad Central del Valle del Cauca (uceva)
  • Corporación Universitaria Remington


The football club Cortuluá is based in Tuluá and plays its home games in the 16,000-seat Estadio Doce de Octubre . Cortuluá was twice champion of the Categoría Primera B and took part in the Copa Libertadores 2002 .

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Tuluá  - collection of images, videos and audio files
  • Alcaldía de Tuluá. Alcaldía de Tuluá - Valle del Cauca, accessed on May 2, 2019 (Spanish, website of the municipality of Tuluá).

Individual evidence

  1. ESTIMACIONES DE POBLACIÓN 1985 - 2005 Y PROYECCIONES DE POBLACIÓN 2005 - 2020 TOTAL DEPARTAMENTAL POR ÁREA. (Excel; 1.72 MB) DANE, May 11, 2011, accessed on May 2, 2019 (Spanish, extrapolation of the population of Colombia).