Mariquita, Tolima

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For the Spanish profanity word, see Maricón.

Mariquita, Tolima
Municipality and town
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Official seal of Mariquita, Tolima
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Location of the municipality and town of Mariquita, Tolima in the Tolima Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Mariquita, Tolima in the Tolima Department of Colombia.
Country  Colombia
Department Tolima Department
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

San Sebastian de Mariquita is a town and municipality in the Tolima department of Colombia, about 150 km (93 mi) northwest of Bogotá. This town and municipality contains several important Spanish settlements that were located here due to its vicinity to the Magdalena River. Today, Mariquita is frequented by tourists from the capital visiting attractions like the Medina Waterfalls (Las Cataratas de Medina) and the mint (casa de la moneda). The Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada is buried here. Today it is home to large hotels and haciendas, among them La Villa de los Caballeros.

The population of the municipality was 32,642 as of the 2005 census.[1]

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Coordinates: 5°15′N 74°55′W / 5.250°N 74.917°W / 5.250; -74.917