|Municipality and town|
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
|Founded||12 November 1825|
|Founded by||José María Lozano|
|• Mayor||Pedro Luis Aponte Castro
|• Municipality and town||127.6 km2 (49.3 sq mi)|
|• Urban||0.35 km2 (0.14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,012 m (6,601 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||8,164|
|• Density||64/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Quipile is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Tequendama Province of the department of Cundinamarca. The municipality borders Bituima and Vianí in the north, Jerusalén and Anapoima in the south, Anolaima, Cachipay and La Mesa in the east and San Juan de Rioseco and Pulí in the west. The urban centre is located at an altitude of 2,012 metres (6,601 ft) at a distance of 83 kilometres (52 mi) from the capital Bogotá.
In the time before the Spanish conquest of the Muisca, Quipile was inhabited by the Panche who were submitted to the Spanish rule of the New Kingdom of Granada in the Battle of Tocarema which took place on August 20, 1538.
The date and name of the founder is unknown but traditionally set at November 12, 1825 by José María Lozano.
- (Spanish) Official website Quipile