Cucunubá is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Ubaté Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca. It borders with the municipalities of Ubaté, Lenguazaque, Suesca, Chocontá, Tausa and Sutatausa.
Municipality and town
View of Cucunubá
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
|Founded||2 August 1600|
|Founded by||Luis Enríquez|
|• Mayor||Sandra Liliana Jara Alonso|
|• Municipality and town||112 km2 (43 sq mi)|
|• Urban||1.12 km2 (0.43 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,590 m (8,500 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||7,479|
|• Density||67/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)|
The urban centre of the municipality is located in the Ubaté Valley at an altitude of 2,590 metres (8,500 ft), while other parts stretch over the mountainous sectors of the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes. The urban centre is at a distance of 90 kilometres (56 mi) from the capital Bogotá.
Modern Cucunubá was founded on August 2, 1600 by Luis Enríquez.
Main economical activity of Cucunubá is carbon mining. More than half of the municipality's area is covered with farmfields and livestock farming producers. Main agricultural products are potatoes, peas and wheat.