Nobsa is a town and municipality in Sugamuxi Province, part of Boyacá department. The urban centre is situated on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense at 125 kilometres (78 mi) from the national capital Bogotá at an altitude of 2,510 metres (8,230 ft). Other parts of the municipality range in altitude between 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) and 3,300 metres (10,800 ft). The Chicamocha River flows through Nobsa. The municipality borders Santa Rosa de Viterbo and Floresta in the north, Corrales and Tópaga in the east, Tibasosa and Santa Rosa de Viterbo in the west and Tibasosa and Santa Rosa de Viterbo in the south.[1]

Nobsa
Municipality and town
Church of Nobsa
Church of Nobsa
Flag of Nobsa
Official seal of Nobsa
Location of the municipality and town of Nobsa in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Nobsa in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Coordinates: 5°46′N 72°57′W / 5.767°N 72.950°W / 5.767; -72.950Coordinates: 5°46′N 72°57′W / 5.767°N 72.950°W / 5.767; -72.950
Country Colombia
DepartmentBoyacá Department
ProvinceSugamuxi Province
Founded9 January 1593
Founded byJerónimo Holguín & Misael Millán
Government
 • MayorAlfredo Hernando Niño Sierra
(2020-2023)
Area
 • Municipality and town55.39 km2 (21.39 sq mi)
 • Urban
13.9 km2 (5.4 sq mi)
Elevation
2,510 m (8,230 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Municipality and town16,271
 • Density290/km2 (760/sq mi)
 • Urban
6,389
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
WebsiteOfficial website

EtymologyEdit

Nobsa is derived from Chibcha and means "Decent bath of today".[2]

HistoryEdit

In the times before the Spanish conquest, the area of Nobsa was part of the Muisca Confederation, a loose confederation of the Muisca. Nobsa was ruled by the Tundama of Tundama.

Modern Nobsa was founded on January 9, 1593 by Jerónimo Holguín and Misael Millán.[1]

EconomyEdit

Main economical activities of Nobsa are agriculture, livestock farming, mining (predominantly limestone) and the production of wooden furniture.[1]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c (in Spanish) Official website Nobsa Archived 2015-06-04 at archive.today
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Etymology Nobsa - Excelsio.net