Municipality and town
|• Mayor||Eduardo Andrés Grisales López|
|• Total||112.4 km2 (43.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,378 m (4,521 ft)|
|• Density||430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)|
|Area code(s)||57 + 6|
|Website||Official website (in Spanish)|
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. Known as Colombia's coffee heart, the town is home to the Buendía coffee factory and Cenicafé, a coffee research center.
Because of its close association with coffee production, the municipality was named part of the "Coffee Cultural Landscape" UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. An active volcano, Nevado del Ruiz, lies approximately 30 kilometers (19 mi) to the east.
Chinchiná is situated at. Its elevation is 1,360 meters (4,462 feet), and has a mean temperature of approximately 20 degrees Celsius.
- "Coffee Cultural Landscape". UNESCO World Heritage List. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 25 Apr 2011.