Togüí

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Coordinates: 5°56′15″N 73°30′48″W / 5.93750°N 73.51333°W / 5.93750; -73.51333

Togüí
Municipality and town
Church of Togüí
Church of Togüí
Flag of Togüí
Flag
Official seal of Togüí
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Togüí in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Togüí in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Country Colombia
DepartmentBoyacá Department
ProvinceRicaurte Province
Founded23 September 1821
Founded byFrancisco de Paula Santander
Government
 • MayorPedro Pablo Salas
(interim; 2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town118 km2 (46 sq mi)
 • Urban
6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation
1,650 m (5,410 ft)
Population
(2015)
 • Municipality and town4,966
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban
760
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
WebsiteOfficial website

Togüí (Spanish pronunciation: [toˈɣwi]) is a town and municipality in Boyacá Department, Colombia, part of the subregion of the Ricaurte Province. The municipality is located in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes at an altitude of 1,650 metres (5,410 ft). It borders the municipalities of San José de Pare, Arcabuco, Moniquirá, Chitaraque and Gámbita.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Togüí in Chibcha means either "river of the wife" or "house of the dog".[2][1]

History[edit]

The area of Togüí before the Spanish conquest was governed by the zaque of Hunza, the present-day capital of Boyacá at 60 kilometres (37 mi) away.

Modern Togüí was founded on September 23, 1821 by Francisco de Paula Santander.[1]

The mayor of Togüí, who was elected at the regional elections of October 2015, Jansson Téllez Rodríguez, has been accused of fraud and internalized.[3][4] Upon this, Pedro Pablo Salas has been installed as interim mayor.[5]

Economy[edit]

Main economical activities of Togüí are agriculture and livestock farming. Agricultural products cultivated in the rural areas of the municipality are coffee, sugar cane, maize, bananas and yuca.[1]

Born in Togüí[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (in Spanish) Official website Togüí
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Etymology Municipalities Boyacá - Excelsio.net
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Mayor accused of fraude and internalized - El Tiempo
  4. ^ (in Spanish) Mayor accused of fraude and internalized - El Espectador
  5. ^ (in Spanish) Installation of Pedro Pablo Salas as interim mayor
  6. ^ "Pablo Hurtado Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 24 July 2014.