Berbeo is a town and municipality in the Lengupá Province, part of the Colombian department of Boyacá. The urban centre of Berbeo is located at an altitude of 1,350 metres (4,430 ft) in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes. Berbeo borders San Eduardo in the east, Zetaquirá and Miraflores in the west, Zetaquirá in the north and Miraflores and Páez in the south.[1]

Berbeo
San Fernando de Aguablanca, Lengupá
Municipality and town
Church of Berbeo
Church of Berbeo
Flag of Berbeo
Official seal of Berbeo
Location of the municipality and town of Berbeo in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Berbeo in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Coordinates: 5°13′36″N 73°07′36″W / 5.22667°N 73.12667°W / 5.22667; -73.12667Coordinates: 5°13′36″N 73°07′36″W / 5.22667°N 73.12667°W / 5.22667; -73.12667
Country Colombia
DepartmentBoyacá Department
ProvinceLengupá Province
Founded23 April 1743
Founded byJesuits
Government
 • MayorDaniel Lopez Vallejo
(2020-2023)
Area
 • Municipality and town61.72 km2 (23.83 sq mi)
 • Urban
0.13 km2 (0.05 sq mi)
Elevation
1,350 m (4,430 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Municipality and town1,932
 • Density31/km2 (81/sq mi)
 • Urban
529
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
WebsiteOfficial website

EtymologyEdit

The municipality was formerly called San Fernando de Aguablanca and Legupá, and since 1913 bears the name Berbeo, after Juan Francisco Berbeo.[1]

HistoryEdit

The area of Berbeo before the Spanish conquest was inhabited by the indigenous Muisca. In Berbeo petroglyphs have been discovered. Modern Berbeo was founded on April 23, 1743 by Jesuits.[1]

EconomyEdit

Main activity of Berbeo is agriculture, with coffee and chonto tomatoes as major products.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d (in Spanish) Official website Berbeo