Andes, Antioquia

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Andes
Municipality
Flag of Andes
Flag
Official seal of Andes
Seal
Location of the municipality of Andes in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality of Andes in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Andes is located in Colombia
Andes
Andes
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 5°35′N 75°55′W / 5.583°N 75.917°W / 5.583; -75.917
Country  Colombia
Department Antioquia Department
Subregion Southwestern
Foundation March 13th, 1852
Government
 • Mayor Elkin Dario Jaramillo Jaramillo (2012-2015)
Area
 • Municipality 403,42 km2 (15,576 sq mi)
Elevation 1,360 m (4,460 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality 45,814
 • Density 113,854/km2 (294,880/sq mi)
 • Urban 22,667
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website http://www.andes-antioquia.gov.co/

Andes is a municipality in the Antioquia Department, Colombia. Part of the subregion of Southwestern Antioquia. It is located on the western Colombian Andes mountain range. Andes was founded on 13 March 1852 by Pedro Antonio Restrepo Escobar. Its elevation is 1.360 masl with an average temperature of 22 °C. The distance reference from Medellín city, the capital of Antioquia Department, is 117 km and it has a total area of 403.42 km². This town is well known for being the place where Gonzalo Arango a writer, philosopher and Antioquian journalist was born. The more significantly source of its economy is agriculture, mainly coffee cultivation.


Coordinates: 5°35′N 75°55′W / 5.583°N 75.917°W / 5.583; -75.917