La Dorada, Caldas

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La Dorada
Municipality and town
Rancher's Committee Building in downtown La Dorada.
Rancher's Committee Building in downtown La Dorada.
Flag of La Dorada
Flag
Coat of arms of La Dorada
Coat of arms
Logo of La Dorada
Logo
Nickname(s): Glorieta Nacional
Heart of Colombia
Cattle Queen
Motto: "Hermandad y Amor"(Spanish)
"Brotherhood and Love"
Anthem: Himno
Location of the municipality and town of La Dorada, Caldas in the Caldas Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of La Dorada, Caldas in the Caldas Department of Colombia.
La Dorada is located in Colombia
La Dorada
La Dorada
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 5°27′13.82″N 74°39′52.83″W / 5.4538389°N 74.6646750°W / 5.4538389; -74.6646750Coordinates: 5°27′13.82″N 74°39′52.83″W / 5.4538389°N 74.6646750°W / 5.4538389; -74.6646750
Country Colombia
Department Caldas
District Magdalena Caldense
Founded August 7, 1920
Incorporated August 7, 1923
Founded by Antonio Acosta Gutiérrez
Government[1]
 • Type Mayor-council government
 • Mayor Erwin Arias Betancur
Area
 • Municipality and town 574 km2 (221.6 sq mi)
Elevation 176 m (567.58 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Municipality and town 70,486
 • Density 122.8/km2 (318.1/sq mi)
 • Urban 63,288
 • Demonym Doradense (s) (Spanish)
  DANE[2]
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 57 + 6
Twin cities
 • Cádiz[3][4] Spain
Website Official website (Spanish)

La Dorada (Spanish pronunciation: [la ðoˈɾaða]) is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Caldas. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Dorada–Guaduas. It is situated on the banks of Colombia's principal river, Magdalena River.

Gallery[edit]

Government of La Dorada
Municipal Mayor's Office Building.
Municipal Mayor's Office Building. 
Municipal Council Hall.
Municipal Council Hall. 
Municipal Palace of Justice.
Municipal Palace of Justice. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Despacho del Alcalde" (in Spanish). Alcaldía de La Dorada. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  2. ^ DANE 2005 Census: La Dorada (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Cádiz y La Dorada (Colombia) Inician los Trámites de Hermanamiento" (in Spanish). Cádiz: Oficina del Comisariado y Concejalía Cádiz, Gabinete de Prensa. 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  4. ^ "Se firmó acta de intención para hermandad con Puerto Cádiz" (in Spanish). La Dorada: Alcaldiía La Dorada. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2009-12-19.