Cota is a municipality and town of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca. Jose Nestor Gonzalez Romero is the mayor of Cota. The municipality has 19,664 inhabitants (2005). It is located in the middle interior of the country. Cota is 26 kilometers from the Colombian national capital, Bogota. Cota was founded in 1604 and covers an area of 106 square kilometers, and is situated at an altitude of 2,241 meters.