Municipality and town
Location of the municipality and town of Aquitania in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
|• Mayor||Felipe A. Cardozo|
|• Municipality and town||943 km2 (364 sq mi)|
|• Urban||0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3,030 m (9,940 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||15,241|
|• Density||16/km2 (42/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)|
Aquitania is a town and municipality in Boyacá Department, Colombia, part of the Sugamuxi Province, a subregion of Boyaca. Aquitania borders Sogamoso, Cuítiva and Mongua in the north, Zetaquirá, San Eduardo and Páez in the south, Labranzagrande, Pajarito, Recetor and Chámeza in the east and Cuítiva, Tota, Zetaquirá and San Eduardo in the west. The urban centre is situated on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense as one of the highest towns at an altitude of 3,030 metres (9,940 ft). The town of Aquitania borders Lake Tota to the east.
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Before the Spanish conquest of the Muisca, Aquitania was called "Guáquia" and was inhabited by the indigenous Muisca people. The area was ruled by the iraca of Sugamuxi. Conquistador Juan de San Martín reached the area in 1540. Modern Aquitania was founded in 1777.
Commercial agricultural products grown in Aquitaine include onions, peas, corn, and potatoes.