Caicedonia

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Caicedonia
Municipality and town
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Location of the municipality and town of Caicedonia in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Caicedonia in the Valle del Cauca Department of Colombia.
Caicedonia is located in Colombia
Caicedonia
Caicedonia
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°20′N 75°50′W / 4.333°N 75.833°W / 4.333; -75.833
Country  Colombia
Department Valle del Cauca Department
Established August 3, 1910
Area
 • Total 219 km2 (85 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 50,842
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

Caicedonia (Spanish pronunciation: [kaiseˈðonja]) is a town and municipality located in the Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, situated about 172 km from the capital Cali. Founded in 1910 by Daniel Gutierrez, Juan Bautista Angely and a group of settlers from Antioquia, Caldas, and Tolima, it was named after Dr. Lisandro Caicedo and became a municipality in 1923. Mostly mountainous, its economy is based on agriculture and commerce, its main exports are corn, coffee, sugarcane and bananas. Given its location on the border with the Quindío Department, only 35 km from that department's capital, Armenia, Caicedonia belongs ethnographically and culturally to the Paisa region.

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Coordinates: 4°20′N 75°50′W / 4.333°N 75.833°W / 4.333; -75.833