Tibacuy

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Tibacuy
Municipality and town
View from Cumaca, rural part of Tibacuy
View from Cumaca, rural part of Tibacuy
Flag of Tibacuy
Flag
Official seal of Tibacuy
Seal
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Tibacuy is located in Colombia
Tibacuy
Tibacuy
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°20′50″N 74°27′9″W / 4.34722°N 74.45250°W / 4.34722; -74.45250Coordinates: 4°20′50″N 74°27′9″W / 4.34722°N 74.45250°W / 4.34722; -74.45250
Country Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
ProvinceSumapaz Province
Founded17 February 1592
Founded byBernardino de Albornoz
Government
 • MayorEduar Javier Serrano Orjuela
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town84.4 km2 (32.6 sq mi)
 • Urban
0.25 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Elevation
1,647 m (5,404 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Municipality and town4,828
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban
523
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
WebsiteOfficial website

Tibacuy is a municipality and town of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca, in Sumapaz Province. Tibacuy is situated south of the Altiplano Cundiboyacense in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes at 87 kilometres (54 mi) southeast of the capital Bogotá.[1]

Climate[edit]

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Climate chart (explanation)
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Precipitation totals in mm
Source: Climate-data.org - Tibacuy

Etymology[edit]

In the Chibcha language of the Muisca and Panche, Tibacuy means "official chief".[1]

History[edit]

The area of Tibacuy was inhabited by the Muisca and the Panche with the Sutagao living to the southeast. The present town centre is situated at a lower altitude than the original indigenous village. Modern Tibacuy was founded between 13th and 17th of February 1592 by Bernardino de Albornoz.[1]

Economy[edit]

Main economical activity of Tibacuy is agriculture, predominantly coffee, bananas, tomatoes and blackberries.

Archeology[edit]

In Cumaca, rural part of Tibacuy, petroglyphs have been found.[1]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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