|Municipality and town|
Interior of the church of Chinavita
Location of the municipality and town of Chinavita in the Boyacá department of Colombia
|Founded||12 September 1822|
|Founded by||José Joaquín Ramírez Zubieta|
|• Mayor||Francisco Ro
|• Municipality and town||148 km2 (57 sq mi)|
|• Urban||0.39 km2 (0.15 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,763 m (5,784 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||3,528|
|• Density||24/km2 (62/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Chinavita is a town and municipality in the Neira Province, part of the Colombian department of Boyacá. The urban centre of Chinavita is located at 39 kilometres (24 mi) from the department capital Tunja on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense and the municipality borders Tibaná and Ramiriquí in the north, Ramiriquí and Miraflores in the east, Garagoa in the south and in the west Pachavita and Úmbita.
Modern Chinavita was founded in 1822, before it was a vereda of Garagoa.
- (Spanish) Etymology Chinavita - Excelsio.net