Gachancipá is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Central Savanna Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca. The urban centre is located on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense at 42 kilometres (26 mi) from the capital Bogotá. The municipality borders Guatavita and Tocancipá in the south, Sesquilé in the east, Zipaquirá in the west and Nemocón in the north.
|Municipality and town|
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca department of Colombia
|Province||Central Savanna Province|
|Founded||1 January 1612|
|• Mayor||José Joaquín Cubides Ariza
|• Municipality and town||44 km2 (17 sq mi)|
|• Urban||42.5086 km2 (16.4127 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,568 m (8,425 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||14,442|
|• Density||330/km2 (850/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Modern Gachancipá was founded on January 1, 1612 but the founders are unknown.