Caldas is a department of Colombia named after Colombian patriotic figure Francisco José de Caldas. Its capital is Manizales and the population of Caldas is 1,030,062, and its area is 7,291 km².
Caldas is also part of the Colombian Coffee-Growers Axis region along with the Risaralda and Quindio departments.
The Colombian coffee Region also known as the Coffee Triangle. It is famous for growing and producing majority of Colombian coffee, considered by many to be the best coffee in the world. There are four departments in the area: Caldas, Quindío, Risaralda and Tolima.