Pasca

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For the Romanian dish, see Pască.
Pasca
Town
Flag of Pasca
Flag
Official seal of Pasca
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Pasca in the Department of Cundinamarca
Location of the municipality and town of Pasca in the Department of Cundinamarca
Country  Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
Province Sumapaz Province
Established 1604
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Carlos Chitiva
Elevation 2,180 m (7,150 ft)
Population
 • Total 11,518
Website www.pasca-cundinamarca.gov.co

Pasca is a town and municipality in the Cundinamarca department of Colombia located over the Andes mountains. It belongs to the Sumapaz province.

Name[edit]

Pasca in the chibchan language means father's fence, according to Acosta Ortegón.[citation needed]

Tourism[edit]

The famous Muisca raft, representing the ritual of El Dorado, was found in Pasca. The raft is now part of the Gold Museum collection in Bogotá.

The town contains an archaeological museum and a natural history museum.

Famous pasqueños[edit]

The Colombian poet and politician Adolfo León Gómez was born in Pasca and his grandmother, poet Josefa Acevedo de Gomez, lived and wrote her work here. The famous native woman Zoratama also lived in Pasca.

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Coordinates: 4°18′N 74°18′W / 4.300°N 74.300°W / 4.300; -74.300