About Falan

Falan is a town and municipality in the Tolima department of Colombia. Falan was founded before 1539, by the Guandecas and Pomponáes tribes. It was discovered by Spanish Baltazar Maldonado in 1539. The population of the municipality was 17,251 as of the 1993 census. The total area of the municipality is 238 km². Most workers work in agriculture although some do logging or mining. The altitude is 930 meters above sea level.

Falan was originally inhabited only by indigenous inhabitants. In the middle of the 16th