Carmen de Carupa

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Carmen de Carupa
Municipality and town
Flag of Carmen de Carupa
Flag
Official seal of Carmen de Carupa
Seal
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Carmen de Carupa is located in Colombia
Carmen de Carupa
Carmen de Carupa
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 5°21′1″N 73°54′19″W / 5.35028°N 73.90528°W / 5.35028; -73.90528Coordinates: 5°21′1″N 73°54′19″W / 5.35028°N 73.90528°W / 5.35028; -73.90528
Country Colombia
Departamento Cundinamarca
ProvinceUbaté Province
Founded20 July 1808
Founded byJosé Joaquín Urdaneta and Doña Ventura
Government
 • MayorAlejandro Ortiz Puentes
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town228 km2 (88 sq mi)
 • Urban
0.45 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Elevation
2,600 m (8,500 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Municipality and town9,109
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Urban
2,374
 [1]
Time zoneUTC-5 (COT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (COT)
WebsiteOfficial website

Carmen de Carupa is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Ubaté Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca. The municipality, located in the Ubaté-Chiquinquirá Valley on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense borders San Cayetano in the west, Tausa and Sutatausa in the south, Ubaté and Susa in the east and Simijaca and Buenavista and Coper (Boyacá) in the north.[2]

History[edit]

The area around Carmen de Carupa was before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors inhabited by the Muisca. The cacique of Ubaté ruled over the territories of Carmen de Carupa. The western and northern neighbouring indigenous group of Carmen de Carupa was the Muzo.

Modern Carmen de Carupa was founded on July 20, 1808 by José Joaquín Urdaneta and Doña Ventura.[2]

Economy[edit]

Main economical activity in Carmen de Carupa is agriculture, predominantly potatoes.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Carmen de Carupa" (PDF). 2005. Retrieved 2009-11-05.
  2. ^ a b c ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish) Official website Carmen de Carupa