Sibaté

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Sibaté
Municipality and town
Flag of Sibaté
Flag
Official seal of Sibaté
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Sibaté in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Sibaté in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Sibaté is located in Colombia
Sibaté
Sibaté
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°29′27″N 74°15′34″W / 4.49083°N 74.25944°W / 4.49083; -74.25944Coordinates: 4°29′27″N 74°15′34″W / 4.49083°N 74.25944°W / 4.49083; -74.25944
Country  Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
Province Soacha Province
Founded 24 November 1967
Government
 • Mayor Luis Roberto Gonzalez Peñaloza
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 125.6 km2 (48.5 sq mi)
 • Urban 16.9 km2 (6.5 sq mi)
Elevation 2,700 m (8,900 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 38,412
 • Density 310/km2 (790/sq mi)
 • Urban 25,903
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

Sibaté is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Soacha Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca. Sibaté is located on the Bogotá savanna with the urban centre at an altitude of 2,700 metres (8,900 ft) and a distance of 27 kilometres (17 mi) from the capital Bogotá. It forms part of the metropolitan area of the capital. Sibaté borders Soacha in the north, Pasca and Fusagasugá in the south, Soacha in the east and Silvania and Granada in the west.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Sibaté means in Chibcha "Leak of the lake", according to scholar Miguel Triana.[1]

History[edit]

In the times before the Spanish conquest, the area of Sibaté was inhabited by the Muisca. The Bogotá savanna was ruled by the zipa based in Bacatá.

Modern Sibaté was founded on November 24, 1967.[1]

Economy[edit]

Main economical activities of Sibaté are agriculture (potatoes, peas and strawberries) and livestock farming.[1]

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