Une

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Une
Municipality and town
Flag of Une
Flag
Official seal of Une
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Gómez Plata in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Gómez Plata in the Antioquia Department of Colombia
Country  Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
Province Eastern Province
Founded 23 February 1538
Founded by Diego Romero de Aguilar
Government
 • Mayor Yecith Efren Angel Romero
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 221 km2 (85 sq mi)
 • Urban 2.33 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
Elevation 2,376 m (7,795 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 9,196
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Urban 4,566
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

Une is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Eastern Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca. The urban centre is located at an altitude of 2,376 metres (7,795 ft) at a distance of 43 kilometres (27 mi) from the capital Bogotá. The municipality borders Chipaque in the north, Cáqueza and Fosca in the east, Fosca and Gutiérrez in the south and Bogotá in the west.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Une is derived from Chibcha and means "Drop it" or "mud".[1][2]

Geology and geography[edit]

Une is situated in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes. In the municipality outcrops the Une Formation, a marine quartz-rich sandstone, an important oil-bearing formation of Colombia.[3]

History[edit]

Une in the times before the Spanish conquest was inhabited by the Muisca.

Modern Une was founded on February 23, 1538 by Diego Romero de Aguilar.[1]

Economy[edit]

Main economical activities of Une are agriculture and livestock farming. Important agricultural products cultivated are potatoes, onions, carrots, peas and coriander.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (in Spanish) Official website Une
  2. ^ (in Spanish) une - Muysccubun Dictionary
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Une Formation - ANH

Coordinates: 4°24′07″N 74°01′30″W / 4.40194°N 74.02500°W / 4.40194; -74.02500