Quinchía

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Quinchía
Town and Municipality
Quinchía
Flag of Quinchía
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Nickname(s): Villa de los Cerros, (Village of the Hills)
Location of Quinchía in the department of Risaralda.
Location of Quinchía in the department of Risaralda.
Quinchía is located in Colombia
Quinchía
Quinchía
Location of Quinchía in the department of Risaralda.
Coordinates (Urban area): 5°20′16.26″N 75°43′46.73″W / 5.3378500°N 75.7296472°W / 5.3378500; -75.7296472Coordinates: 5°20′16.26″N 75°43′46.73″W / 5.3378500°N 75.7296472°W / 5.3378500; -75.7296472
Country  Colombia
Department Flag of Risaralda.svgRisaralda
Region Andean Region of Colombia
Cultural Area Colombian Coffee-Growers Axis
Founded 1888
Administrative Division
Government
 • Type Strong Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Alicia Palacio Restrepo (2008-2011)
Area
 • Total 149.8 km2 (57.8 sq mi)
Elevation 1,825 m (5,988 ft)
Population (2005)Census
 • Total 31,996
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
  According to National Department for Statistics of Colombia (DANE)
Time zone Bogotá, (Colombia). (UTC-5)
Website http://quinchia-risaralda.gov.co/index.shtml

Quinchía, also known as Villa de los Cerros (Village of the Hills), is a town and municipality in the Department of Risaralda, Colombia. In 1985 Quinchía was described as the prettiest village of Risaralda, for governor of that department. Sebastian Belalcázar was the first European to arrive in this territory.

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