Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Boyacá
|Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Boyacá|
|Municipality and town|
Rafael Reyes Park.
Location of the municipality and town of Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Boyacá in the Boyacá Department of Colombia.
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Fernando Soto Aparicio, screen writer, poet, and novelist, was born in Santa Rosa de Viterbo in 1933.
In the year 1810, a meteorite fell in Santa Rosa, and it was discovered by a farmer of the town. The mayor decided put it in the middle of the town, in front of the church. A hundred years later, the president Rafael Reyes decided to take it to Bogota. There it was divided in two big parts; one of the parts stayed in Bogota, and the other is actually in a museum in Chicago.
- Ramirez, J. Emilio (1949) "The meteorites of Santa Rosa de Viterbo, Colombia" Popular Astronomy, Vol. 57, p. 29.
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