Lenguazaque is a municipality and town of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca. Lenguazaque is situated on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense, part of the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes at a distance of 116 kilometres (72 mi) from the capital Bogotá. It borders Guachetá in the north, Ubaté in the west, Cucunubá in the south and Villapinzón in the east.
Municipality and town
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
|Founded||13 March 1537|
|Founded by||Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada|
|• Mayor||Camilo Andrés Lara Gómez|
|• Municipality and town||153.6 km2 (59.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,589 m (8,494 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||10,268|
|• Density||67/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)|
In the time of the Muisca Confederation, before the Spanish conquest, Lenguazaque was ruled by the zaque of Hunza, currently known as Tunja, Boyacá. Modern Lenguazaque was founded by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada early on in his conquest of the central highlands of Colombia, on March 13th, 1537.