La Dorada, Caldas

La Dorada (Spanish pronunciation: [la ðoˈɾaða]) is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Caldas. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Dorada–Guaduas. It is situated on the banks of Colombia's principal river, the Magdalena.

La Dorada
Municipality and town
Railway Company N°70
Railway Company N°70
Flag of La Dorada
Flag
Coat of arms of La Dorada
Coat of arms
Logo of La Dorada
Logo
Nickname(s): 
Glorieta Nacional
Heart of Colombia
Cattle Queen
Motto(s): 
"Hermandad y Amor"(in Spanish)
"Brotherhood and Love"
Anthem: Himno
Location of the municipality and town of La Dorada, Caldas in the Caldas Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of La Dorada, Caldas in the Caldas Department of Colombia.
La Dorada is located in Colombia
La Dorada
La Dorada
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 5°27′13.82″N 74°39′52.83″W / 5.4538389°N 74.6646750°W / 5.4538389; -74.6646750Coordinates: 5°27′13.82″N 74°39′52.83″W / 5.4538389°N 74.6646750°W / 5.4538389; -74.6646750
Country Colombia
Department Caldas Department
DistrictMagdalena Caldense
FoundedAugust 7, 1920
IncorporatedAugust 7, 1923
Founded byAntonio Acosta Gutiérrez
Government
 • TypeMayor-council government
 • MayorDiego Pineda Alvarez
Area
 • Municipality and town574 km2 (221.6 sq mi)
Elevation
176 m (567.58 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Municipality and town98,600
 • Density171.78/km2 (44.495/sq mi)
 • Urban
85,677
 • Demonym
Doradense (s) (in Spanish)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
Area code(s)57 + 6
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

The city's economy is based primarily on livestock, fishing, and tourism.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Despacho del Alcalde" (in Spanish). Alcaldía de La Dorada. 2009-10-26. Archived from the original on 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
  2. ^ "Cádiz y La Dorada (Colombia) Inician los Trámites de Hermanamiento" (PDF) (in Spanish). Cádiz: Oficina del Comisariado y Concejalía Cádiz, Gabinete de Prensa. 2008-09-19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2009-12-19.
  3. ^ "Se firmó acta de intención para hermandad con Puerto Cádiz" (in Spanish). La Dorada: Alcaldiía La Dorada. 2008-09-15. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2009-12-19.