Tibiritá

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Tibiritá
Municipality and town
Flag of Tibiritá
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Location of Tibiritá inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Location of Tibiritá inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Tibiritá is located in Colombia
Tibiritá
Tibiritá
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 5°03′04″N 73°30′15″W / 5.05111°N 73.50417°W / 5.05111; -73.50417Coordinates: 5°03′04″N 73°30′15″W / 5.05111°N 73.50417°W / 5.05111; -73.50417
Country Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
ProvinceAlmeidas Province
Founded9 July 1593
Founded byMiguel de Ibarra
Government
 • MayorMaría Patricia Vaca Castillo
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town57.2 km2 (22.1 sq mi)
 • Urban
0.26 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Elevation
1,980 m (6,500 ft)
Population
(2015)
 • Municipality and town2,950
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Urban
492
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
WebsiteOfficial website

Tibiritá is a municipality and town of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca. Tibiritá is situated on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense at a distance of 125 kilometres (78 mi) from the capital Bogotá. It borders Villapinzón in the north, in the east La Capilla (Boyacá), in the south Guateque (Boyacá) and in the west Manta, Machetá and Chocontá.[1]

History[edit]

The area of Tibiritá was populated by the Muisca before the Spanish conquest of the Muisca in the 1530s. The village was ruled by the zaque of Hunza, present day capital of Boyacá Tunja. Modern Tibiritá was founded on July 9th, 1553 by Miguel de Ibarra.[1] The name Tibiritá is Chibcha.

Economy[edit]

Main economical activity of Tibiritá is dairy farming.[1]

Born in Tibiritá[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (in Spanish) Official website Tibiritá - accessed 07-05-2016