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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.[1]

Busbanzá
Municipality and town
Park and chapel Busbanzá
Park and chapel Busbanzá
Flag of Busbanzá
Flag
Official seal of Busbanzá
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Busbanzá in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Busbanzá in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Country  Colombia
Department Boyacá Department
Province Tundama Province
Founded 5 January 1602
Founded by Luis Enríquez
Government
 • Mayor Gerardo Rincón Camacho
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 22.5 km2 (8.7 sq mi)
 • Urban 5 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 2,472 m (8,110 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 1,156
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
 • Urban 442
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

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HistoryEdit

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.[1]

On September 4, 1537 the Spanish conquistadores entered the Iraka Valley and submitted the area to their new reign. Modern Busbanzá was founded on January 5, 1602.[1]

Busbanzá is named after the cacique Boazá.[2]

EconomyEdit

Main economical activities of Busbanzá are agriculture (potatoes, wheat, barley, potatoes and maize) and livestock farming.[1]

Born in BusbanzáEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d (in Spanish) Official website Busbanzá - accessed 07-05-2016
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Etymology Busbanzá - accessed 07-05-2016

Coordinates: 5°49′N 72°52′W / 5.817°N 72.867°W / 5.817; -72.867