A farmer keeps cattle under cover at sunset near Manizales. Manizales is the capital of Caldas. It is a city in central western Colombia, located in the Central Cordillera of the Andes, near the Nevado del Ruiz. It is part of the call and the call paisa region Golden Triangle, has a population of 430,389 inhabitants according to official population projections for 2011, its metropolitan area encompassing the municipalities of Manizales, Neira, Villamaria, Palestine and Chinchiná comes to a population of 768,200 inhabitants. It belongs, along with Risaralda, Quindio, the North Valley and southwestern Antioquia of Colombian coffee. Founded in 1849 by settlers from Antioquia, today is a city with economic, industrial, cultural and turísticas.4 of cultural activity is to highlight the Manizales Fair and the International Theatre Festival of Manizales. Manizales is called the "City of Doors Open" thanks to the friendly people. Also known as "Manizales of the Soul" because of a pasodoble bull that bears his name and as "The World Capital of Water" by its large water resources.