|Municipality and town|
Location of the municipality and town of Socha in the Boyacá Department of Colombia.
|Founded||22 October 1540|
|• Mayor||Parmenio Rivera
|• Municipality and town||151 km2 (58 sq mi)|
|• Urban||1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,669 m (8,757 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||7,140|
|• Density||47/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Socha is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Boyacá, part of the Valderrama Province, which is a subregion of Boyacá. It borders Socotá in the east, Sativasur in the north, Tasco in the south and in the west Paz de Río.
The village is located in the Eastern Ranges at altitudes between 2,600 metres (8,500 ft) and 4,000 metres (13,000 ft). Socha is the largest municipality in the Natural National Park Páramo de Pisba. The Chicamocha River forms the northern boundary of Socha.
Simón Bolívar passed through Socha in his march for the independence of Colombia. The town center was moved in 1870 due to a landslide. Close to the Boche waterfall in the municipality petroglyphs have been found.
Born in Socha
- Fernando Soto Aparicio, Colombian poet