Gachetá is a municipality and town of Colombia, capital of the Guavio Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca. The urban centre of Gachetá is situated at an altitude of 1,745 metres (5,725 ft) in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes. The municipality borders Machetá and Manta in the north, the department of Boyacá and Ubalá in the east, Gama and Junín in the south and Guatavita in the west.
|Municipality and town|
Church of Gachetá
|Etymology: Muysccubun: "Behind our farmfields"|
Location of the municipality and town of Gachetá in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
|Founded||2 April 1593|
|Founded by||Miguel de Ibarra|
|• Mayor||Julio Enrique Aguilera Jiménez
|• Municipality and town||262.16 km2 (101.22 sq mi)|
|• Urban||0.96 km2 (0.37 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,745 m (5,725 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||11,086|
|• Density||42/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
Modern Gachetá was founded on April 2, 1593 by Miguel de Ibarra.
- The organic shale Gachetá Formation is named after Gachetá