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Natalia Villanueva
Natalia Villanueva
Villanueva at the age of 109
Birth: 24 February 1911
Raquira, Boyaca, Colombia
Age: 110 years, 333 days
Country: ColombiaCOL

Natalia Villanueva Ruiz (born 24 February 1911) is a Colombian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She's currently the oldest (known) living woman in the metropolitan area of Medellin, and the second-oldest person (after Efrain Antonio Rios Garcia).


Villanueva was born in Raquira, Boyaca, Colombia, on 24 February 1911. Her parents were Heleodoro Villanueva Florez and Umbelina Ruiz Ruiz. She only had one sibling, a sister named Lucinda, who had one son, Roman, Natalia's only nephew, who died aged 45 in 1972. Villanueva never married nor had children. She worked as an elementary school teacher. Later in her life, she moved to Bogota and became an Haute Couture seamstress, a job in which she had a lot of success. In her late years, due to her old age, she moved to Medellin, where her cousin lived.

At the age of 106, she moved to a nursing home in Copacaba, Metropolitan area of Meddelin. A report for her was made that year, and she was reported as being "impressive", as she was extremely independent for her age. She lives in the nursing home of Hogar Benjamin Correa. She celebrated her 110th birthday on 24 February 2021.

She currently lives in Copacabana, Antioquia, Colombia, at the age of 110 years, 333 days.