Municipality and town
Central square of Tinjacá
Location of the municipality and town of Tinjacá in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
|Founded||7 November 1555|
|• Mayor||Felix Roberto Sierra|
|• Municipality and town||79.2745 km2 (30.6081 sq mi)|
|• Urban||0.2601 km2 (0.1004 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,175 m (7,136 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||3,035|
|• Density||38/km2 (99/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)|
Tinjacá is a town and municipality in Boyacá Department, Colombia, part of the subregion of the Ricaurte Province. Tinjacá is located on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense at a distance of 54 kilometres (34 mi) from the department capital Tunja. It borders Sutamarchán in the north, Ráquira in the south, Sáchica in the east and in the west Chiquinquirá and Saboyá.
The area of Tinjacá before the Spanish conquest was part of the Muisca Confederation, a loose confederation of different Muisca rulers. The cacique of Tinjacá was loyal to the zaque of Hunza. Modern Tinjacá was founded on November 7, 1555.
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