|Municipality and town|
Central square of La Uvita
Location of the municipality and town of La Uvita in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
|Province||Northern Boyacá Province|
|Founded||24 December 1758|
|Founded by||Vicente Ferrer del Río de Loza|
|• Mayor||Jaime Enrique Galvis Hernández
|Elevation||2,700 m (8,900 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||2,523|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
La Uvita is a town and municipality in the Northern Boyacá Province, part of the Colombian Department of Boyacá. The urban centre is located at an altitude of 2,700 metres (8,900 ft) in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes. La Uvita borders San Mateo in the north, El Cocuy and Chita in the east, Chita and Jericó in the south and Boavita in the west.
La Uvita was founded by Vicente Ferrer del Río de Loza on December 24, 1758, as a place for the colonial inhabitants of Boavita to flee the indigenous people in Boavita.
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