Manzanares is a region which enjoys a varied vegetation, is very rich in mountains with great diversity of native wood of which we can list the common: cherry, walnut, laurel, aguacatillo, red cedar and yarumo, oak, among others. We can also mention some fruit trees such as orange, lemon, guanabanas, chachafrutos, guamos, churimo cocoa mountain, anon, Arbutus, etc.
The economy of the municipality is mainly agricultural; coffee is the main crop of the primary sector with more than 80% of production and the labor force used; in total this crop occupies 3.721 hectares, of which 92% are technified, the total annual production is 3.756 tons.
Locals shank with a sown area of 670 acres, a production of 280 tons and 8 thousand kilos per hectare yields is located in second place.
The third line is the livestock with a total population of 5,300 cattle distributed in dual purpose 87%, Prime integral 10% and dairy 3%, with an average production of 4,400 litres a day.
The indigenous communities that inhabited this territory belonged to the tribes Pantagoras and Tahamies of the Caribbean family. The Spanish conquistadors who managed to settle in this region were the groups commanded by Lieutenant Baltazar Maldonado and Hernando and Salinas Asencio, captains during the second half of the 16th century, after two decades of fighting with the original inhabitants.
Baltasar Maldonado had to confront tribes Pantagoras with all the boldness needed to be not dead, there is that once fought for forty days to beat the Indians, but failed it, but expertise showing by his men in clashes melee, died crossed with Spears and arrows that Indians were firing from their strengths to fend off the attack. Fray Pedro de Aguado, narrates this fact in the following manner: "Maldonado gathered all his people in those huts that had seized, to there with more ease, storm the palenque, and gives another day another assault with 50 men that it sent, but without any effect, they came back with loss of other 10 soldiers in rushing the palenque Indians killed them with arrows smeared poisonous herbs". To be defeated, Maldonado rehearses other form of attack against the palenques, this time made to a foreign soldier's name Matthew Sanchez King built an armatroste of wood with wheels of the same material so that hidden there, his men would attack without being seen in advance. This attempt to subdue them was also failed, because the Indians ruthlessly attacked those who were there, killing eight of them.
However it was only up to half of the 19th century when migration flows coming from the States of Antioquia and Tolima definitely founded the town we know today as the victory. This group of founders was led by the Lords Isidro Hernández, Pitasio Gil, Isidro Mejia, Miguel Jaramillo and Doroteo Domínguez among others.
Villa de El Edén, Aguabonita
Bartolomé Gaviria, Ramón Valencia y Pedro Campuzano (En Aguabonita). Emidgio y Pedro Campuzano, Tomás, José María Villa, Alejo Marulanda, Ramón Valencia y Belisario Tobón (En el sitio actual de Manzanares)
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