By: Henry Peralta
OBANDO, Colombia, October 29, 2013.- The municipality of Obando, under the leadership of mayor Dr. Lucero Nydia Lopez Ospina, is the fourth municipality of the Cauca Valley and the ninth in Colombia to join the Global Campaign "Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!". Dr. Ospina was the first woman to be elected by popular vote as mayor of this municipality for the period 2012-2015.
The municipality of Obando is located north of the Cauca Valley Department on the flats of the Cauca River Valley and extends over the Central Cordillera. Altitudes range between 917 and 1700 meters above sea level. It has a population of over 14,000 inhabitants in a total area of 213 km2, of which 8.4 sq. km is urban and 162 sq. km rural. The economic activity is focused primarily in the agricultural and livestock sectors.