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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.[1]

Cucunubá
Municipality and town
View of Cucunubá
View of Cucunubá
Flag of Cucunubá
Flag
Official seal of Cucunubá
Seal
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Cucunubá is located in Colombia
Cucunubá
Cucunubá
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 5°15′0″N 73°45′48″W / 5.25000°N 73.76333°W / 5.25000; -73.76333Coordinates: 5°15′0″N 73°45′48″W / 5.25000°N 73.76333°W / 5.25000; -73.76333
Country  Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
Province Ubaté Province
Founded 2 August 1600
Founded by Luis Enríquez
Government
 • Mayor Sandra Liliana Jara Alonso
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 112 km2 (43 sq mi)
 • Urban 1.12 km2 (0.43 sq mi)
Elevation 2,590 m (8,500 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 7,479
 • Density 67/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,383
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

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GeographyEdit

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.

EtymologyEdit

The name Cucunubá comes from Chibcha and means "Similarity to a face".[1][2]

HistoryEdit

Cucunubá in the times before the Spanish conquest was part of the Muisca Confederation, a loose confederation of rulers of the Muisca.

Modern Cucunubá was founded on August 2, 1600 by Luis Enríquez.[1]

EconomyEdit

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.[1]

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