Valledupar on the map of Colombia
Location of the municipality of Valledupar on the map of Cesar
|City foundation||January 6, 1550|
|- in the metropolitan area||594,677|
|Population density||68 inhabitants / km 2|
|Time zone||UTC -5|
|City Presidency||Mello Castro González (2020-2023)|
Valledupar is also known internationally as the "World Capital of Vallenato ".
Valledupar is located at an altitude of about 170 meters in the north of Cesar on the Río Guatapurí . The municipality borders in the north on Dibulla and San Juan del Cesar in La Guajira , in the east on Villanueva , Urumita and La Jagua del Pilar in La Guajira as well as on La Paz Robles and San Diego , in the south on El Paso , in the west on Bosconia , El Copey and Pueblo Bello as well as Aracataca and Santa Marta in Magdalena .
With the formation of metropolitan regions, the Colombian government is trying to control the planning and agreements of cities that are close to one another. A core city and several neighboring cities that are dependent on this core city form a planning region. Valledupar became a metropolitan area in 2002 with the parishes of La Paz Robles , San Diego , Manaure and Agustín Codazzi .
The municipality of Valledupar has 493,367 inhabitants, of whom 423,643 live in the urban part (cabecera municipal) of the municipality. 594,677 people live in the metropolitan region (as of 2019).
In recognition of the chief Upar of the tribe then resident there, as well as on the occasion of the Christian feast day of the Three Kings , Hernando Santana gave the city the name Ciudad de los Santos Reyes de Valle de Upar , which means “The City of the Magi of the Upar Valley ”, from which the current name Valledupar is derived.
Valledupar is home to the football club Valledupar FC , which plays its home games at the Estadio Armando Maestre Pavajeau , which has a capacity of around 10,000. The club currently plays in the Colombian second division .
Sons and daughters
- José Francisco Socarrás (1906 / 1907–1995), poet doctor
- Rodrigo Tovar Pupo (* 1950), leader of the northern bloc of the paramilitary car defense Unidas de Colombia
- Pablo Emiro Salas Anteliz (* 1957), Roman Catholic clergyman, Archbishop of Barranquilla
- María Consuelo Araújo (* 1971), politician
- Reinaldo Sagbini , (* 1972), filmmaker
- Jaider Romero (* 1982), football player
Average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Valledupar
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- Area Metropolitana de Valledupar. Área Metropolitana de Valledupar, accessed on June 7, 2019 (Spanish, website of the Valledupar Metropolitan Region).
- Información del municipio. Alcaldía de Valledupar - Cesar, accessed June 7, 2019 (Spanish, information on the geography of the municipality).
- Reseña histórica. Área Metropolitana de Valledupar, accessed on June 7, 2019 (Spanish, information on the history of the metropolitan area).
- 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 June 7, 2019 (Spanish, extrapolation of the population of Colombia).
- Pasado, presente y futuro. Alcaldía de Valledupar - Cesar, accessed June 7, 2019 (Spanish, information on the history of the municipality).