|Municipality and town|
Church of Chipaque
Location of Chipaque inside Cundinamarca, Colombia
|Founded||2 October 1600|
|Founded by||Luis Enrique|
|• Mayor||Ariel Danilo Basto Trujillo
|• Municipality and town||139.45 km2 (53.84 sq mi)|
|• Urban||2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,400 m (7,900 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||8,400|
|• Density||60/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Chipaque is a municipality and town in the Eastern Province of the department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. The municipality of 139.45 square kilometres (53.84 sq mi) is located at an altitude of 2,400 metres (7,900 ft) in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes with its westernmost part situated in the Eastern Hills of Bogotá. The Colombian capital is 27 kilometres (17 mi) west of Chipaque. Chipaque borders Bogotá's southern locality Usme in the west. To the east, Chipaque borders Cáqueza, in the south Une and in the north Ubaque. The average temperature is 13 °C (55 °F).
Before the Spanish conquest of the Muisca, Chipaque was inhabited by the indigenous Muisca, organised in their loose Muisca Confederation. Chipaque was part of the cacicazgo of Ubaque. During the conquest, main conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada sent Juan Tafur eastward. In 1538, he established the first church in Chipaque.
Modern Chipaque was founded on October 2, 1600 by Luis Enrique.
- (Spanish) Official website Chipaque
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