Tinjacá

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Tinjacá
Municipality and town
Central square of Tinjacá
Central square of Tinjacá
Flag of Tinjacá
Flag
Location of the municipality and town of Tinjacá in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Tinjacá in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Country  Colombia
Department Boyacá Department
Province Ricaurte Province
Founded 7 November 1555
Government
 • Mayor Felix Roberto Sierra
(2016-2019)
Area
 • 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)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 3,035
 • Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
 • Urban 455
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

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.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Tinjacá is derived from Chibcha and means "Enclosure of the powerful lord".[1][2]

History[edit]

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.[1]

Economy[edit]

Main economical activities of Tinjacá are agriculture and livestock farming. Important agricultural products are onions, tomatoes, peaches, potatoes, maize and peas.[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (Spanish) Official website Tinjacá
  2. ^ (Spanish) Etymology Municipalities Boyacá - Excelsio.net

Coordinates: 5°34′N 73°39′W / 5.567°N 73.650°W / 5.567; -73.650