Sora, Boyacá

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Sora
Municipality and town
Central square of Sora
Central square of Sora
Flag of Sora
Flag
Official seal of Sora
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Sora in the Boyacá department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Sora in the Boyacá department of Colombia
Country  Colombia
Department Boyacá Department
Province Central Boyacá Province
Founded 12 August 1556
Founded by Tomás Gualba Castellanos
Government
 • Mayor Mauricio Neisa Alvarado
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 42 km2 (16 sq mi)
 • Urban 1.08 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Elevation 2,650 m (8,690 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 3,025
 • Density 72/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Urban 499
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

Sora is a town and municipality in the Central Boyacá Province, part of the Colombian Department of Boyacá. Sora borders Motavita and Chíquiza in the north, Cucaita and Samacá in the south, Motavita and department capital Tunja in the east and Sáchica and Chíquiza in the west.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Sora comes from Chibcha and means "Devil worshipper".[2]

History[edit]

In the times before the Spanish conquest, the area of Sora was inhabited by the Muisca, organised in their loose Muisca Confederation. Sora was under the rule of the zaque from nearby Hunza.

Modern Sora was founded on August 12, 1556 by Tomás Gualba Castellanos.[1]

Born in Sora[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Spanish) Official website Sora
  2. ^ (Spanish) Etymology Sora - Excelsio.net


Coordinates: 5°34′N 73°26′W / 5.567°N 73.433°W / 5.567; -73.433