Salamina, Caldas

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Salamina
Municipality an toun
Banner o Salamina
Banner
Offeecial seal o Salamina
Seal
Eik-name(s): 
Ceety o Licht
Location o the municipality an toun o Salamina, in the Caldas Depairtment o Colombie.
Location o the municipality an toun o Salamina, in the Caldas Depairtment o Colombie.
Kintra Colombie
DepairtmentFlag of Caldas.svg Caldas
Foondit1825
Area
 • Municipality an toun403.54 km2 (155.81 sq mi)
Elevation
1,822 m (5,978 ft)
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • Municipality an toun18,704
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Urban
10,933
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombie Staundart Time)
Wabsteidhttp://www.salamina-caldas.gov.co/

Salamina is a toun an municipality in the colombian department of Caldas. It is locatit north o the department an haes a township cried San Felix. It wis declared a naitional monument an historic heritage of mankind.

Salamina wis foondit in 1825 bi Fermin Lopez, Juan de Dios Arantzazu, Francisco Marulanda an others. Salamina is kent as the "city of light" acause thare Caldas haes produced mony poets, musicians, actors an writers. It is an aa kent as "Mother of Nations" acause it wis ane o the centers frae whaur the founders an first settlers of Neira, Aranzazu, Manizales, Santa Rosa de Cabal, Pereira, Armenie, amang others parted. It wis elevatit tae a municipality in 1861.

It haes a population of aboot 20,000 indwallers, an aurie of 40,354 hectares an an average temperature of 22 °C. Its economy is based on coffee an raise livestock an dairy.

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  1. "COLOMBIA. PROYECCIONES DE POBLACIÓN MUNICIPALES POR ÁREA" (xls) (in Spanish).CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)