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Candelaria Padilla
Candelaria Padilla
Birth: 4 October 1911
San Antero, Cordoba, Colombia
Age: 110 years, 115 days
Country: ColombiaCOL

Candelaria Padilla Ladeuth (born 4 October 1911) is a Colombian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Candelaria Padilla was born in San Antero, Cordoba, Colombia on 4 October 1911, although she claims to have been born on 13 July. Her parents were Manuel Padilla and Josefa Ladeut. She had 12 siblings (including one older sister).

At the age of 9, she moved to Cartagena and worked in a house in Bocagrande until she was 15 years, when she went through a severe illness that had her hospitalized and that is why her employers returned her to San Antero.

At the age of 18, she returned to La Heroica and continued working as a domestic worker. She had three children (including Etilsa Mena Padilla).

In July 2021, she celebrated her 110th birthday. As of July 2021, she had three children (two live in Cartagena and the other in Riohacha), 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren (including Melissa Alvarez) and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Candelaria Padilla currently lives in Torices neighborhood, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia, at the age of 110 years, 198 days.