Garagoa, Boyacá

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Garagoa
Flag of Garagoa
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Official seal of Garagoa
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Location of the town and municipality of Garagoa in Boyacá Department.
Location of the town and municipality of Garagoa in Boyacá Department.
Department Boyacá
Province Neira
Foundation Pre-hispanic
Area
 • City 150.00 km2 (57.92 sq mi)
Elevation 1,750 m (5,740 ft)
Population (2005)
 • City 16,195
 • Urban 12,048
Time zone -5
Website
Garagoa official website
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Garagoa (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡaɾaˈɣoa]) is a town and municipality in Colombia, located in the Boyacá Department It covers an area of 150 km², and is located at an altitude of 1750 m above sea level. It is the capital of the Province of Neira and as of 2005 it has a population of 16,195. It is also the seat of the Diocese of Garagoa of the Catholic Church.

Garagoa was founded by Captain Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada in 1539, and was elevated to municipal status in 1809.

Ceiba in Garagoa

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Coordinates: 5°05′N 73°22′W / 5.083°N 73.367°W / 5.083; -73.367