Chinchiná, Caldas

Chinchiná, Caldas
Municipality and town
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Official seal of Chinchiná, Caldas
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
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)

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

Chinchiná is situated at5°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.

References

  1. ^ "Coffee Cultural Landscape". UNESCO World Heritage List. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 25 Apr 2011.

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Photograph by Ryan Domingue. I took this picture from my in-laws' apartment balcony in Chinchiná.
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Mapa del Municipio de Chinchiná, Caldas (Colombia)
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Aerial view of Chinchiná, facing NW, includes the Buedía factory (top, just right of center), and the town square (just left of center). Thanks for the ride, Fabio!
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