Chinchiná, Caldas

Chinchiná (estimated population 84,000) is a municipality located in the department of Caldas in Colombia, 17 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Manizales. Chinchiná is rich in character and beautiful landscapes. Founded in 1857 by Antioquian colonists, Chinchiná is settled in a valley surrounded by coffee plantations, called "fincas", in the Central Cordillera of the Andes.

Chinchiná, Caldas
Municipality and town
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Flag of Chinchiná, Caldas
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Official seal of Chinchiná, Caldas
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Location of the municipality and town of Chinchiná, Caldas in the Caldas Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Chinchiná, Caldas in the Caldas Department of Colombia.
Chinchiná, Caldas is located in Colombia
Chinchiná, Caldas
Chinchiná, Caldas
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°58′57″N 75°36′13″W / 4.98250°N 75.60361°W / 4.98250; -75.60361Coordinates: 4°58′57″N 75°36′13″W / 4.98250°N 75.60361°W / 4.98250; -75.60361
Country Colombia
DepartmentCaldas Department
Founded1857
Government
 • MayorEduardo Andrés Grisales López
Area
 • Total112.4 km2 (43.4 sq mi)
Elevation
1,378 m (4,521 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total47,929
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Chinchinense
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
Area code(s)57 + 6
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

Known as Colombia's coffee heart, the town is home to the Buendía coffee factory and Cenicafé, a coffee research center.

An active volcano, Nevado del Ruiz, lies approximately 30 kilometers (19 mi) to the east.

Chinchiná is situated at 5°0′N 75°35′W / 5.000°N 75.583°W / 5.000; -75.583. Its elevation is 1,360 meters (4,462 feet), and has a mean temperature of approximately 20 degrees Celsius.

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