Risaralda (Spanish pronunciation: [risaˈɾalda]) is a landlocked department of Colombia. It is located in the western central region of the country and part of the Paisa Region. Its capital is Pereira.
Departamento del Risaralda
|Established||July 1, 1966|
|• Governor||Sigifredo Salazar Osorio (2016-2019)|
|• Total||4,140 km2 (1,600 sq mi)|
|• Density||230/km2 (590/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||CO-RIS|
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The territory is very mountainous and has many kinds of climates in a very small area. Its proximity to harbours such as Buenaventura on the Pacific Ocean and to the biggest cities in Colombia – Bogotá, Cali, Medellín – makes it a fast-growing economic centre.