is a town and municipality in the Tolima department of
Colombia, in South America. The overall population of the municipality was
36,421 as of the 1993 census. According to the 2005 census the overall
population was 33,873 (7% less than the 1993 census), with 7,566 (22.34%) in
the urban zone and 22,307 (77.66%) in the rural areas.
Ortega is located at 402 meters above sea
level, on an overall terrain of 945.93 km, and its average temperature is