Caldas Department

Department of Caldas
Departamento de Caldas
—  Department  —


Coat of arms
Caldas shown in red
Coordinates: 5°06′N 75°33′W / 5.1°N 75.55°W / 5.1; -75.55Coordinates: 5°06′N 75°33′W / 5.1°N 75.55°W / 5.1; -75.55
Country  Colombia
Region Andes Region
Established 1905
Capital Manizales
 – Governor guido echeverry (Partido Liberal)
 – Total 7,888 km2 (3,045.6 sq mi)
Area rank 28
Population (2005)[1]
 – Total 908,841
 – Rank 16
 – Density 115.2/km2 (298.4/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-CAL
Municipalities 27

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.

Caldas experiences severe inequality and a high level of poverty (57.1%).[2] Health care is also a major issue, with 12.5% infant mortality, high levels of HIV/AIDS, high levels of malnutrition, and hazardous living conditions.[3]



Districts of Caldas

Caldas has 6 Districts:

Central Southern District

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

Lower Western District

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

Upper Western District

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

Northern District

  • Aguadas
  • Aranzazu
  • Pacora
  • Salamina

Upper Eastern District

  • Manzanares
  • Marquetalia
  • Marulanda
  • Pensilvania

Magdalena Caldense District

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


In Caldas is the Miel I Dam.[4]


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