Oiba

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Oiba
Municipality and town
Location of the municipality and town of Oiba in the Santander Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Oiba in the Santander Department of Colombia
Country  Colombia
Department Santander Department
Province Comunera Province
Founded 28 February 1540
Founded by Martín Galeano
Government
 • Mayor Carlos Miguel Durán Rángel
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 287 km2 (111 sq mi)
 • Urban 3 km2 (1 sq mi)
Elevation 1,420 m (4,660 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 11,738
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban 5,547
Time zone UTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
Website Official website

Oiba (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈoiβa]) is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. Its antipode Oiba borders Guapotá and Confines in the north; Charalá in the east; Guadalupe and Guapotá in the west; and Suaita in the south. The department capital Bucaramanga is 151 kilometres (94 mi) to the north and the national capital Bogotá 270 kilometres (170 mi) to the south.[1]

History[edit]

In the time before the Spanish conquest of the Muisca, Oiba was inhabited by the Guane. The modern town was conquered and founded on February 28, 1540 by Martín Galeano.[1][2]

Economy[edit]

Oiba is an agricultural community that cultivates mainly coffee, sugarcane, maize, yuca and tree tomatoes.[1]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 6°16′N 73°18′W / 6.267°N 73.300°W / 6.267; -73.300