|Municipality and town|
Twilight over Firavitoba
Location of the municipality and town of Firavitoba in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
|Founded||23 October 1655|
|• Mayor||Karol Ricardo Ramirez Silva
|• Total||109.9 km2 (42.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,500 m (8,200 ft)|
|• Density||52/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Firavitoba is located on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense at an altitude of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) and borders the municipalities of Paipa and Tibasosa in the north, Iza and Pesca in the south, in the east Sogamoso and westward of Firavitoba are Tuta and Toca.
Firavitoba is named after cacique Firavia.
The area of Firavitoba, in the Iraka Valley, was inhabited by the Muisca before the Spanish conquistadors reached the inner highlands of present-day Colombia. The village was ruled by the iraca of neighbouring Sogamoso, then called Sugamuxi.
The present-day village was founded on 23 October 1655 by the Spanish.
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