San José de Pare
|San José de Pare|
|Municipality and town|
Location of the municipality and town of San José de Pare in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
|Founded||3 November 1780|
|Founded by||Pedro Antonio Flórez|
|• Mayor||Pedro Adolfo Barreto Abaunza
|• Municipality and town||73.85 km2 (28.51 sq mi)|
|• Urban||0.23 km2 (0.09 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,545 m (5,069 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||5,221|
|• Density||71/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
San José de Pare is a town and municipality in the Ricaurte Province, part of the department of Boyacá, Colombia. The urban centre of San José de Pare is situated at an altitude of 1,545 metres (5,069 ft) in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes, and the altitude within the municipality ranges from 1,200 to 2,400 metres (3,900 to 7,900 ft). The border between San José de Pare and the department of Santander is formed by the Suárez River. The other municipalities bordering San José de Pare are Chitaraque, Togüí, Moniquirá and Santana. San José de Pare is along the highway from Bogotá to Bucaramanga, at 217 kilometres (135 mi) from the Colombian capital.
San José de Pare was founded on November 3, 1780, by Pedro Antonio Flórez, as part of the now defunct Vélez Province. On September 29, 1819, Simón Bolívar passed through the town. In 1857, the department of Boyacá was created and San José de Pare passed over to belong to Boyacá, while the rest of the former province went to become part of Santander.
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