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Municipality and town
Church of Nobsa
Church of Nobsa
Flag of Nobsa
Official seal of Nobsa
Location of the municipality and town of Nobsa in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Nobsa in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Country  Colombia
Department Boyacá Department
Province Sugamuxi Province
Founded 9 January 1593
Founded by Jerónimo Holguín & Misael Millán
 • Mayor Luís Hernando Calixto Paipa
 • Municipality and town 55.39 km2 (21.39 sq mi)
 • Urban 13.9 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Elevation 2,510 m (8,230 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 16,271
 • Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
 • Urban 6,389
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

Nobsa is a town and municipality in the Sugamuxi Province, part of the Colombian department of Boyacá. The urban centre is situated on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense at 125 kilometres (78 mi) from the national capital Bogotá at an altitude of 2,510 metres (8,230 ft). Other parts of the municipality range in altitude between 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) and 3,300 metres (10,800 ft). The Chicamocha River flows through Nobsa. The municipality borders Santa Rosa de Viterbo and Floresta in the north, Corrales and Tópaga in the east, Tibasosa and Santa Rosa de Viterbo in the west and in the south Tibasosa and Santa Rosa de Viterbo.[1]


Nobsa is derived from Chibcha and means "Decent bath of today".[2]


In the times before the Spanish conquest, the area of Nobsa was part of the Muisca Confederation, a loose confederation of the Muisca. Nobsa was ruled by the Tundama of Tundama.

Modern Nobsa was founded on January 9, 1593 by Jerónimo Holguín and Misael Millán.[1]


Main economical activities of Nobsa are agriculture, livestock farming, mining (predominantly limestone) and the production of wooden furniture.[1]



  1. ^ a b c (Spanish) Official website Nobsa
  2. ^ (Spanish) Etymology Nobsa -

Coordinates: 5°46′N 72°57′W / 5.767°N 72.950°W / 5.767; -72.950