Cáceres, Antioquia

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Cáceres, Antioquia
Municipality and town
Iglesia Caceres - Antioquia.jpg
Flag of Cáceres, Antioquia
Flag
Official seal of Cáceres, Antioquia
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Location of the municipality and town of Cáceres, Antioquia in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Cáceres, Antioquia in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Cáceres, Antioquia is located in Colombia
Cáceres, Antioquia
Cáceres, Antioquia
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 7°40′N 75°20′W / 7.667°N 75.333°W / 7.667; -75.333Coordinates: 7°40′N 75°20′W / 7.667°N 75.333°W / 7.667; -75.333
Country Colombia
Department Antioquia Department
SubregionBajo Cauca
Population
 (2015)
 • Total37,806
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)

Cáceres (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaseɾes]) is a town and municipality in the Colombian department of Antioquia.

Cáceres is one of the oldest towns in Antioquia . Its history is linked to the exploitation of gold and it was founded in the year of 1576 by Captain Don Gaspar de Rodas , who arrived at the banks of the Cauca River advancing on the right bank. Once chosen the place, he ordered the installation of 30 ranches and with a very animated ceremony, that town received the name of San Martín de Cáceres .