Carmen de Carupa

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Carmen de Carupa
Municipality and town
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Official seal of Carmen de Carupa
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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
Province Ubaté Province
Founded 20 July 1808
Founded by José Joaquín Urdaneta and Doña Ventura
Government
 • Mayor Alejandro Ortiz Puentes
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 228 km2 (88 sq mi)
 • Urban 0.45 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Elevation 2,600 m (8,500 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 9,109
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • Urban 2,374
  [1]
Time zone COT (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) COT (UTC-5)
Website Official 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 (Spanish) Official website Carmen de Carupa