Map of Buenaventura
The city of Buenaventura is in the Colombian state (departamento
) of Valle del Cauca; the population is 350,000, with a density of 150 inhabitants per square mile (52 inhabitants per square kilometer). Most of the urban area is located on Cascajal Island, at its western edge. Eighty-five percent of the population is of African descent and the rest are descendants of European settlers or indigenous tribes.