|Municipality and town|
Monument honouring the weavers, Tota
Location of the municipality and town of Tota in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
|Founded by||Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada|
|• Mayor||Edgar Antonio Moreno Chaparro
|• Municipality and town||314 km2 (121 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,870 m (9,420 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||5,386|
|• Density||17/km2 (44/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Tota is a town and municipality in the department of Boyacá, Colombia, part of the Sugamuxi Province. Tota is located approximately 40 km from Sogamoso and the municipality borders in the north Cuítiva, Aquitania in the east, Zetaquirá and San Eduardo in the south and westward of Tota the municipality of Pesca is located. Nearby and named after the village is Lake Tota, the largest lake of Colombia.
Before the Spanish conquest of the central highlands of Colombia (Altiplano Cundiboyacense), the area around Tota was inhabited by the Muisca, ruled by the zaque of Hunza, currently known as Tunja. In the Chibcha language of the Muisca, Tota means "tillage of the river".
Playa Blanca ("White Beach") at Lake Tota (Lago de Tota)
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