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Municipality and town
Church of Sutatausa
Church of Sutatausa
Flag of Sutatausa
Official seal of Sutatausa
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Sutatausa is located in Colombia
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 5°14′50″N 73°51′9″W / 5.24722°N 73.85250°W / 5.24722; -73.85250Coordinates: 5°14′50″N 73°51′9″W / 5.24722°N 73.85250°W / 5.24722; -73.85250
Country  Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
Province Ubaté Province
Founded 24 June 1537
Founded by Hernán Pérez de Quesada
 • Mayor Hugo Orlando Santa Rodríguez
 • Municipality and town 67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Elevation 2,550 m (8,370 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 5,564
 • Density 83/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,743
Time zone UTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
Website Official website

Sutatausa (Spanish pronunciation: [sutaˈtausa]) is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Ubaté Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca. The municipality is located on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense at a distance of 88 kilometres (55 mi) from the capital Bogotá and borders Ubaté in the north, Tausa in the south, Cucunubá in the east and Carmen de Carupa and Tausa in the west.[1]


The name Sutatausa comes from Chibcha and means "small tribute".[1]


The area of Sutatause before the Spanish conquest was inhabited by the Muisca, organised in their loose Muisca Confederation. Sutatausa was ruled by the zipa based in Bacatá.

Modern Sutatausa was founded on June 24 (Saint John's day), 1537 by Hernán Pérez de Quesada, brother of conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, who on the same day founded Tenza.[1]


Main economical activities of Sutatausa are agriculture, dairy farming and small-scale mining. Tourism is also an important factor of income.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d (in Spanish) Official website Sutatausa Archived 2016-02-12 at the Wayback Machine.