Tolima is located in the center-West part of Colombia. The department, and Its capital Ibagué in particular, are especially renowned for their artistic and cultural output. As a result, ten of the country’s presidents have come from Tolima. The department has a total area of approximately 23.600km2 and a population of about 1.5M inhabitants. It is estimated by the RUV that 9.416 people have been affected by the armed conflict in Tolima.