Busbanzá (Spanish pronunciation: [buzβanˈsa]) is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Boyacá. Busbanzá is part of the Tundama Province, a subregion of Boyacá. Busbanzá is located at 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Sogamoso. It borders Betéitiva in the north, in the east and south Corrales and in the west Floresta.
|Municipality and town|
Park and chapel Busbanzá
Location of the municipality and town of Busbanzá in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
|Founded||5 January 1602|
|Founded by||Luis Enríquez|
|• Mayor||Gerardo Rincón Camacho
|• Municipality and town||22.5 km2 (8.7 sq mi)|
|• Urban||5 km2 (2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,472 m (8,110 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||1,156|
|• Density||51/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
The first inhabitants of Busbanzá settled there from the Eastern Llanos near a former lake. They were the ancestors of the Muisca of Busbanzá and organized themselves in the cacicazgos of the Iraka Valley, together with Gámeza, Tobasía, Firavitoba, Iza, Pesca, Toca, Tota, Yaconí, Guaquira, Monquirá. According to the religion of the Muisca, it was bearded messenger god Bochica who educated the people to organize themselves in a theocracy. He allegedly ordered the leaders of Busbanzá, Gámeza, Pesca and Toca to choose a new ruler and priest for the Sun Temple in Sogamoso alternating between caciques of Firavitoba and Tobasía.
Busbanzá is named after the cacique Boazá.
Born in BusbanzáEdit
- Rodolfo Torres, professional cyclist