Paya, Boyacá

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Paya
Municipality and town
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Location of the municipality and town of Paya in the Boyacá department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Paya in the Boyacá department of Colombia
Country  Colombia
Department Boyacá Department
Province La Libertad Province
Founded 14 September 1600
Government
 • Mayor José Roldán Maldonado Pérez
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 435.503 km2 (168.149 sq mi)
 • Urban 225.503 km2 (87.067 sq mi)
Elevation 950 m (3,120 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 2,550
 • Density 5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
 • Urban 580
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

Paya is a town and municipality in the La Libertad Province, part of the Colombian department of Boyacá. Paya limits Pisba, Labranzagrande of Boyacá and Támara, Nunchía and Yopal (Casanare).[1]

Etymology[edit]

Paya in Chibcha means "People of hope".[2]

History[edit]

Before the Spanish conquest in the 1530s, Paya was inhabited by the Muisca, organized in their loose Muisca Confederation.

Modern Paya was founded on September 14, 1600.[1]

Economy[edit]

The majority of the economy of Paya comes from horticulture (47%). Other areas of income are livestock farming (37%) and agriculture (16%).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (Spanish) Official website Paya
  2. ^ (Spanish) Etymology Paya - Excelsio.net

Coordinates: 5°38′N 72°26′W / 5.633°N 72.433°W / 5.633; -72.433