Municipality and town
Train station Saboyá
Location of the municipality and town of Saboyá in the Boyacá Department of Colombia.
|Province||Western Boyacá Province|
|Founded||4 October 1556|
|• Mayor||Zamir Sotelo Monroy|
|• Municipality and town||246.9 km2 (95.3 sq mi)|
|• Urban||0.1 km2 (0.04 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,600 m (8,500 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||12,372|
|• Density||50/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)|
The first encomendero of Saboyá was Pedro de Galeano, brother of Martín Galeano and soldier in the army of Hernán Pérez de Quesada, brother of Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Modern Saboyá was founded on October 4, 1556.
Main economical activities in Saboyá are agriculture and livestock farming. Among the agricultural products potatoes, maize and the fruits curuba, blackberries, tree tomatoes and strawberries are cultivated.
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