Temperature: fluctuates between 18ºC and 28ºC / 64ºF and 82.4ºF
Meters above sea level: 1,475
Currency: Colombian pesos
Main economic activity: textile industry, trade and services.
Area: 382 Km²
Latitude: 6º 15' N
Longitude: 75º 36' W
Important Numbers for Visitors:
Tourism Undersecretariat: (57) (4) 385-6966
José María Córdova Airport: (57) (4) 287-4028
Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport: (57) (4) 365-6100
Intermunicipal Bus Terminals: (57) (4) 361-1499
Medellín Convention & Visitors Bureau: (57) (4) 261-6060
Light cotton clothing is recommended in Medellin, which has a temperate climate without significant fluctuations in temperature. If you plan to travel to nearby towns at higher elevations, the temperature will be cooler and you will want to dress more warmly. Casual attire is generally acceptable in Medellin. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes when visiting tourist sites. Ties are not compulsory for men at restaurants, while formalwear is appropriate when attending special events.
For the fire department, 4th Army Brigade and health and traffic -related emergencies and to report accidents, dial 123.
DAS: (57) (4) 341-5710
Civil Defense: (57) (4) 311-2571
Traffic Police: (57) (4) 437-4802
Metropolitan Police: (57) (4) 123