Open main menu

Wikipedia β

Charalá is a town and municipality in the south of the department of Santander in northeastern Colombia. Its antipode is located within the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta.[2]

Charalá
Municipality and town
Central square and park Charalá
Central square and park Charalá
Flag of Charalá
Flag
Official seal of Charalá
Seal
Location of the municipality and town of Charalá in the Santander Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Charalá in the Santander Department of Colombia
Country  Colombia
Department Santander Department
Province Guanentá Province
Founded 23 July 1540
Founded by Martín Galeano
Government
 • Mayor Gil Antonio Méndez Méndez
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 411 km2 (159 sq mi)
 • Urban 0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation 1,290 m (4,230 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 10,540
 • Density 26/km2 (66/sq mi)
 • Urban 5,791
  [1]
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

The municipality borders the municipalities Encino and Coromoro in the east, Oiba, Confines and Suaita in the west, Páramo, Ocamonte and Mogotes in the north and in the south Gámbita and Duitama, the latter in the department of Boyacá.[3]

Contents

ClimateEdit

Charalá - 1290 m
Climate chart (explanation)
J F M A M J J A S O N D
 
 
71
 
 
29
15
 
 
97
 
 
29
16
 
 
157
 
 
29
16
 
 
272
 
 
28
16
 
 
283
 
 
28
16
 
 
176
 
 
27
16
 
 
175
 
 
29
15
 
 
192
 
 
28
15
 
 
224
 
 
28
15
 
 
312
 
 
27
16
 
 
244
 
 
27
16
 
 
103
 
 
28
16
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: Climate-data.org - Charalá

EtymologyEdit

The name Charalá is Chibcha, the language of the Muisca and was given to honour the Guane cacique of the village; "Chalala".[3]

HistoryEdit

Before the arrival of the Spanish in the area, the Santander department was inhabited by the Guane. Charalá was located at the border of Guane territory and the Muisca Confederation of which it formed an independent unity.

Modern Charalá was founded by one of the conquistadors who was part in the Spanish conquest of the Muisca; Martín Galeano, on July 23, 1540.[3]

EconomyEdit

Main economical activities in the municipality are agriculture (coffee, sugar cane and maize) and marble mining.[3]

Born in CharaláEdit

TriviaEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) 2015 DANE population Charalá
  2. ^ "Antipodes Map - Antipodal location for any map point". Solution Realm Software Inc. 2006. Archived from the original on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d (in Spanish) Official website Charalá
  4. ^ Andinobates virolinensis

Coordinates: 6°15′N 73°05′W / 6.250°N 73.083°W / 6.250; -73.083