Subachoque

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Subachoque
Municipality and town
Park entrance in Subachoque
Park entrance in Subachoque
Flag of Subachoque
Flag
Official seal of Subachoque
Seal
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Subachoque is located in Colombia
Subachoque
Subachoque
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°55′41″N 74°10′25″W / 4.92806°N 74.17361°W / 4.92806; -74.17361Coordinates: 4°55′41″N 74°10′25″W / 4.92806°N 74.17361°W / 4.92806; -74.17361
Country  Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
Province Western Savanna Province
Founded 16 March 1774
Founded by Jacinto Roque Salgado
Government
 • Mayor Juan Guillermo Cortés Ballén
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 211.53 km2 (81.67 sq mi)
 • Urban 0.813 km2 (0.314 sq mi)
Elevation 2,663 m (8,737 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 16,117
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
 • Urban 6,061
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

Subachoque is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Western Savanna Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca. The municipality is situated on the Bogotá savanna with the urban centre at an altitude of 2,663 metres (8,737 ft) at a distance of 45 kilometres (28 mi) from the capital Bogotá. Subachoque is part of the Metropolitan Area of Bogotá and borders Tabio and Tenjo in the east, Zipaquirá in the north, San Francisco, Pacho and Supatá in the west and Madrid and El Rosal in the south.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Subachoque comes from Chibcha and means either "Work of the Sun" or "Farmfields of the front".[1]

History[edit]

In the times before the Spanish conquest, the area of Subachoque formed part of the Muisca Confederation, a loose confederation of different rulers of the Muisca. Subachoque was reigned by the zipa based in Bacatá.

Modern Subachoque was founded on March 16, 1774 by Jacinto Roque Salgado.[1]

Economy[edit]

Main economical activities of Subachoque are agriculture, livestock farming and small-scale mining. The most important agricultural products cultivated are potatoes, carrots, peas and fruits as peaches, pears and apples.[1]

Born in Subachoque[edit]

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