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Municipality and town
Church of Cómbita
Church of Cómbita
Flag of Cómbita
Location of the municipality and town of Cómbita in the Boyacá Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Cómbita in the Boyacá Department of Colombia.
Country Colombia
DepartmentBoyacá Department
ProvinceCentral Boyacá Province
 • MayorOscar Leonardo Ávila Romero
 • Municipality and town149 km2 (58 sq mi)
 • Urban
85.6 km2 (33.1 sq mi)
2,825 m (9,268 ft)
 • Municipality and town14,632
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
WebsiteOfficial website

Cómbita is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Boyacá, part of the subregion of the Central Boyacá Province. Cómbita is situated on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense and borders Arcabuco and the department of Santander in the north, Sotaquirá in the northeast, Tuta and Oicatá in the east, department capital Tunja at 8.5 kilometres (5.3 mi) away and Motavita in the south and Arcabuco and Motavita in the west.[1]


Cómbita was in the time before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores inhabited by the Muisca, organized in their loose Muisca Confederation. The ruler of the northern Muisca was the zaque of Hunza, modern day Tunja. The cacique of Cómbita was loyal to the zaque.[1]

In the Chibcha language of the Muisca, Cómbita means either "Hand of the jaguar and wheel of life" or "Force of the summit".[1][2]

Modern Cómbita was founded in 1586.[3]


The economical activities of Cómbita are agriculture; potatoes, barley, wheat, maize and peas, and livestock farming.[1]

Born in Cómbita[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d (in Spanish) Official website Cómbita Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Etymology Cómbita - Excelsio.net
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Foundation of Cómbita - El Tiempo

Coordinates: 5°45′N 73°15′W / 5.750°N 73.250°W / 5.750; -73.250