Timaná

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Timaná
Villa de San Calixto
Villa de La Gaitana
Municipality and town
Church of Timaná
Church of Timaná
Flag of Timaná
Flag
Location of the municipality and town of Timana in the Huila Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Timana in the Huila Department of Colombia
Country  Colombia
Department Huila Department
Founded 18 December 1538
Founded by Pedro de Añasco
Government
 • Mayor Juan Bautista Rojas Parra
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 182.5 km2 (70.5 sq mi)
 • Urban 1.8 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Elevation 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 20,315
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
 • Urban 7,321
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

Timaná is a town and municipality in the Huila Department, Colombia. The municipality is located in the south of Huila at an altitude of 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) and 166 kilometres (103 mi) southwest of the capital Neiva.[1]

History[edit]

The region of Timaná before the conquest in Colombia was inhabited by the Timana, bordered to the north by the Yalcón and farther north, the Paez and Pijao.

Modern Timaná was founded on December 18, 1538 by Pedro de Añasco, soldier in the army of Sebastián de Belalcázar.[2]

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Coordinates: 1°59′N 75°57′W / 1.983°N 75.950°W / 1.983; -75.950