Yarumal

Yarumal
Municipality and town
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Flag of Yarumal
Flag
Official seal of Yarumal
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Yarumal in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Yarumal in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Yarumal is located in Colombia
Yarumal
Yarumal
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 6°57′48″N 75°25′2″W / 6°57′48″N 75°25′2″W / 6.96333; -75.41722
Country   Colombia
Department Antioquia Department
Subregion Northern
Elevation 2,265 m (7,431 ft)
Population (30 June 2005)
 • Total 26,603±0
Time zone Colombia Standard Time ( UTC-5)

Yarumal is a municipality in the Antioquia Department, Colombia.

The municipality (3 parishes and 20 villages) has an area of 724 km², 35,315 inhabitants, and its average elevation is 2,265 m above sea level.

It has a minor basilica, Our Lady of Mercy, which is a parish church of architectural note.

It gave its name to the Yarumal Society for the Foreign Missions (M.X.Y./I.M.E.Y.), a Medellin-based Latin Catholic Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right for Men, which despite its name is especially active in Colombian missions.

History

Yarumal was founded in 1787 as San Luis de Gongora. Municipal status was granted in 1821.

Name

The current name of Yarumal comes from a local plant belonging to the Moraceae family, known in botanical Latin as Cecropia peltata L.

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Yarumal
Deutsch: Yarumal
español: Yarumal
فارسی: یارومال
français: Yarumal
한국어: 야루말
Interlingue: Yarumal
italiano: Yarumal
ქართული: იარუმალი
Bahasa Melayu: Yarumal
Nederlands: Yarumal
português: Yarumal
română: Yarumal
русский: Ярумаль
Tagalog: Yarumal
اردو: یارومال
Tiếng Việt: Yarumal
Winaray: Yarumal
中文: 亞魯馬爾