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Pesca is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Boyacá, part of the Sugamuxi Province, a subregion of Boyacá. The town is located in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes at altitudes between 2,540 metres (8,330 ft) and 4,000 metres (13,000 ft). Pesca is 108 kilometres (67 mi) west from the department capital Tunja and borders Firavitoba in the north, Iza in the northeast, Tuta in the northwest, in the east Tota, Zetaquirá in the south, Rondón and Siachoque in the southwest and Toca in the west.
|Municipality and town|
|Etymology: Muysccubun: "Strong enclosure"|
Location of the municipality and town of Pesca in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
|Founded||20 December 1548|
|Founded by||Juan de Sanct Martín|
|• Mayor||Justo Pastor Rodríguez Herrera
|• Municipality and town||282 km2 (109 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,858 m (9,377 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||8,032|
|• Density||28/km2 (74/sq mi)|
Before the arrival of the Spanish in the 1530s, Pesca was part of the Muisca Confederation, a confederation of different rulers; zaques based in Hunza, zipas ruling from Bacatá and caciques in other territories. Pesca was reigned by the iraca of sacred City of the Sun Sugamuxi, now called Sogamoso.
Born in PescaEdit
- Víctor Herrera, former professional cyclist