San Agustín, Huila

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San Agustín, Huila
Municipality and town
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Location of the municipality and town of San Agustín, Huila in the Córdoba Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of San Agustín, Huila in the Córdoba Department of Colombia.
Country  Colombia
Department Huila Department
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)


San Agustín (Spanish pronunciation: [san aɣusˈtin]) is a town and municipality in the southern Colombian Department of Huila. The town is located 227 km away from the capital of the Department, Neiva. Population is around 30,000. The village was originally founded in 1752 by Alejo Astudillo but attacks by indigenous people destroyed it. The present village was founded in 1790 by Lucas de Herazo and Mendigaña.

The mean temperature year round is 18°C.

San Agustín Archaeological Park[edit]

The area is very well known for its pre-Columbian archaeological sites, known as the San Agustín Archaeological Park, which generates significant revenue to the economy due to the high volume of tourists, both Colombian and foreigners. These site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

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Coordinates: 1°54′N 76°17′W / 1.900°N 76.283°W / 1.900; -76.283