Tibiritá

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Tibiritá
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Tibiritá
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Coordinates: 5°03′04″N73°30′15″W / 5.05111°N 73.50417°W / 5.05111; -73.50417 Coordinates: 5°03′04″N73°30′15″W / 5.05111°N 73.50417°W / 5.05111; -73.50417
CountryFlag of Colombia.svg  Colombia
Department Flag of Cundinamarca.svg Cundinamarca
Province Almeidas Province
Founded9 July 1593
Founded byMiguel de Ibarra
Government
  MayorMaria Antonia Martín Mateus
(2020-2023)
Area
   Municipality and town57.2 km2 (22.1 sq mi)
  Urban
0.26 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Elevation
1,980 m (6,500 ft)
Population
 (2015)
   Municipality and town2,950
  Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
   Urban
492
Time zone UTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
Website Official website

Tibirita is a municipality and town of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca. Tibiritá is situated on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense at a distance of 125 kilometres (78 mi) from the capital Bogotá. It borders Villapinzón in the north, in the east La Capilla (Boyacá), in the south Guateque (Boyacá) and in the west Manta, Machetá and Chocontá. [1]

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History

The area of Tibiritá was populated by the Muisca before the Spanish conquest of the Muisca in the 1530s. The village was ruled by the zaque of Hunza, present day capital of Boyacá Tunja. Modern Tibiritá was founded on July 9th, 1553 by Miguel de Ibarra. [1] The name Tibiritá is Chibcha.

Economy

Main economical activity of Tibiritá is dairy farming. [1]

Born in Tibiritá

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References

  1. 1 2 3 (in Spanish) Official website Tibiritá - accessed 07-05-2016