Popayán

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Popayán
City
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Flag of Popayán
Official seal of Popayán
Nickname(s): 
"The White City"
Location of the City and municipality of Popayán in the Cauca Department.
Location of the City and municipality of Popayán in the Cauca Department.
Popayán is located in Colombia
Popayán
Popayán
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 2°27′15″N 76°36′33″W / 2.45417°N 76.60917°W / 2.45417; -76.60917Coordinates: 2°27′15″N 76°36′33″W / 2.45417°N 76.60917°W / 2.45417; -76.60917
Country Colombia
DepartamentoCauca
Founded13 January 1537
Founded bySebastián de Belalcázar
Government
 • MayorJuan Carlos Lopez Castrillón
(2020-2023)
Area
 • City483.11 km2 (186.53 sq mi)
Elevation
1,760 m (5,770 ft)
Population
 (2018 Census[1])
 • City318,059
 • Density909.23/km2 (2,354.9/sq mi)
 • Urban
252,570
 • Metro
282,561
Demonym(s)Payanés
Time zoneUTC-05:00 (COT)
Postal code
190001-19
Area code(s)+2
WebsiteOfficial website

Popayán (Spanish pronunciation: [popaˈʝan] (About this soundlisten)) is the capital of the Colombian department of Cauca.

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