Aquitania, Boyacá

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Aquitania
Municipality and town
Central square
Central square
Flag of Aquitania
Flag
Official seal of Aquitania
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Aquitania in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Aquitania in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Country Colombia
DepartmentBoyacá Department
ProvinceSugamuxi Province
Founded1777
Government
 • MayorFelipe A. Cardozo
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town943 km2 (364 sq mi)
 • Urban
0.52 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Elevation
3,030 m (9,940 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Municipality and town15,241
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
 • Urban
6,329
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
WebsiteOfficial website
Satellite view of Lake Tota. Aquitania is the town on the right-hand side of the lake

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.[1]

Climate[edit]

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Climate chart (explanation)
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Precipitation totals in mm
Source: Climate-data.org - Aquitania

History[edit]

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.[1]

Economy[edit]

Commercial agricultural products grown in Aquitaine include onions, peas, corn, and potatoes.[1]

Born in Aquitania[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (in Spanish) Official website Aquitania
  2. ^ "Arsenio Chaparro Cardoso". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 2 April 2015.

Coordinates: 5°35′N 72°50′W / 5.583°N 72.833°W / 5.583; -72.833