Caldas Department

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Department of Caldas
Departamento de Caldas
Department
Flag of Department of Caldas
Flag
Coat of arms of Department of Caldas
Coat of arms
Caldas shown in red
Caldas shown in red
Coordinates: 5°06′N 75°33′W / 5.100°N 75.550°W / 5.100; -75.550Coordinates: 5°06′N 75°33′W / 5.100°N 75.550°W / 5.100; -75.550
Country  Colombia
Region Andes Region
Established 1905
Capital Manizales
Government
 • Governor Guido Echeverry (Colombian Liberal Party)
Area
 • Total 7,888 km2 (3,046 sq mi)
Area rank 28th
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 984,128
 • Rank 17th
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-CAL
Municipalities 27
Website gobernaciondecaldas.gov.co

Caldas is a department of Colombia named after Colombian patriotic figure Francisco José de Caldas. It's part of the Paisa Region and its capital is Manizales. The population of Caldas is 1,030,062, and its area is 7,291 km². Caldas is also part of the Colombian Coffee-Growers Axis region along with the Risaralda and Quindio departments.


Municipalities[edit]

Districts of Caldas[edit]

Caldas has 6 Districts:

Central Southern District[edit]

  • Manizales (capital)
  • Chinchina
  • Neira
  • Palestina
  • Villamaría

Lower Western District[edit]

  • Anserma (Capital)
  • Belalcazar
  • Risaralda
  • San José
  • Viterbo

Upper Western District[edit]

  • Supía (Capital)
  • Filadelfia
  • La Merced
  • Marmato
  • Riosucio

Northern District[edit]

  • Aguadas
  • Aranzazu
  • Pacora
  • Salamina

Upper Eastern District[edit]

  • Manzanares
  • Marquetalia
  • Marulanda
  • Pensilvania

Magdalena Caldense District[edit]

  • La Dorada (Capital)
  • Norcasia
  • Samaná
  • Victoria

Dams[edit]

In Caldas is the Miel I Dam.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DANE". Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Ingetec.com.co

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