Sugamuxi Province

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Sugamuxi Province
Provincia de Sugamuxi
Province
Laguna Negra, Ocetá Páramo
Laguna Negra, Ocetá Páramo
Etymology: Sugamuxi
Location of Sugamuxi Province in Colombia
Location of Sugamuxi Province in Colombia
Coordinates: 5°43′00″N 72°55′15″W / 5.71667°N 72.92083°W / 5.71667; -72.92083Coordinates: 5°43′00″N 72°55′15″W / 5.71667°N 72.92083°W / 5.71667; -72.92083
Country Colombia
Department Boyacá
Capital Sogamoso
Municipalities 13
Area
 • Total 2,655.63 km2 (1,025.34 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 200,021
 • Density 75/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone COT (UTC-5)
Indigenous groups Muisca

The Sugamuxi Province (Spanish pronunciation: [suɣaˈmuksi]) is a subregion of the Colombian Department of Boyacá. The subregion is formed by 13 municipalities.

Etymology[edit]

The name of the province comes from Sugamuxi, the last iraca of the Muisca and means in Chibcha: "Dwelling of the Sun".[1]

Subdivision[edit]

Sugamuxi Province comprises 13 municipalities:[2]

Municipality
bold is capital
Area
km²
Elevation (m)
urban centre
Population
2015
Founded
Map
Aquitania
943
3030
15,241
1777
Colombia - Boyaca - Aquitania.svg
Cuítiva
43
2750
1906
1550
Colombia - Boyaca - Cuitiva.svg
Firavitoba
109.9
2500
5730
1655
Colombia - Boyaca - Firavitoba.svg
Gámeza
88
2750
4856
1585
Colombia - Boyaca - Gameza.svg
Iza
34
2560
2349
1556
Colombia - Boyaca - Iza.svg
Mongua
365.5
2975
4717
1977
Colombia - Boyaca - Mongua.svg
Monguí
81
2900
4986
1601
Colombia - Boyaca - Mongui.svg
Nobsa
55.39
2510
16,271
1593
Colombia - Boyaca - Nobsa.svg
Pesca
282
2858
8032
1548
Colombia - Boyaca - Pesca.svg
Sogamoso
208.54
2569
112,790
1810
Colombia - Boyaca - Sogamoso.svg
Tibasosa
94.3
2538
14,063
1778
Colombia - Boyaca - Tibasosa.svg
Tópaga
37
2900
3694
1593
Colombia - Boyaca - Topaga.svg
Tota
314
2870
5386
15XX
Colombia - Boyaca - Tota.svg
Total
2655.63
200,021

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Etymology Sugamuxi - Excelsio.net
  2. ^ (Spanish) Provincias de Boyacá