Tena, Cundinamarca

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Tena
Municipality and town
Flower in Tena
Flower in Tena
Flag of Tena
Flag
Official seal of Tena
Seal
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Tena is located in Colombia
Tena
Tena
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°39′17″N 74°23′24″W / 4.65472°N 74.39000°W / 4.65472; -74.39000Coordinates: 4°39′17″N 74°23′24″W / 4.65472°N 74.39000°W / 4.65472; -74.39000
Country  Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
Province Tequendama Province
Founded 11 December 1607
Founded by Borja
Government
 • Mayor Henry Oswaldo Martínez Moreno
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 55 km2 (21 sq mi)
 • Urban 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 1,384 m (4,541 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 8,941
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
 • Urban 849
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

Tena is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Tequendama Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca. The urban centre is located at an altitude of 1,384 metres (4,541 ft) at a distance of 42 kilometres (26 mi) from the capital Bogotá. The municipality borders Bojaca in the north, La Mesa in the west, San Antonio del Tequendama in the east and El Colegio in the south. The southern border of Tena is formed by the Bogotá River.[1]

Etymology[edit]

In the Chibcha language, Tena means "Place of rest for the zipa".[1]

History[edit]

In the times before the Spanish conquest, Tena was inhabited by the Muisca. The area of Tena formed the western border region with the territories of the Panche.

Modern Tena was founded on December 11, 1607 by Borja.[1]

Economy[edit]

Main economical activities in Tena are agriculture, livestock farming and fishing.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (Spanish) Official website Tena