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Location of the locality in the city of Bogotá
Location of the locality in the Capital District of Bogotá
|• Total||35.88 km2 (13.85 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,600 m (8,500 ft)|
|• Density||23,000/km2 (60,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)|
Engativá is the 10th locality of Bogotá. It is located in the west of the city. This district is mostly inhabited by lower middle and working class residents.
Engativá was a village in the confederation of the Muisca. Modern Engativá was founded in 1537. It has become a rural territory, people used to work as farmers of Bogotá in 1571. The church of the town was built in honor of the pope Clemente XII in 1638 and from 1737 it was named the Nuestra Señora de los Dolores's Sanctuary. The church was destroyed by earthquakes, but was rebuilt in 1960.
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