Zapatoca

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Zapatoca
Municipality and town
Flag of Zapatoca
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Nickname(s): Ciudad Levitica (Levitical City
Motto: Libertad y Orden (Liberty and Order)
Location of the municipality and town of Zapatoca in the Santander  Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Zapatoca in the Santander Department of Colombia.
Country  Colombia
Department Santander Department
Area
 • Total 4 km2 (1.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,720 m (4,000 ft)
Population
 • Total ~30,000
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website www.zapatoca-santander.gov.co

Zapatoca (Spanish pronunciation: [sapaˈtoka]) is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. It is at a high altitude and is a common stop between Bucaramanga and San Gil. It was built in the early 17th century by the Spanish conquistadores.

Coordinates: 6°49′N 73°16′W / 6.817°N 73.267°W / 6.817; -73.267