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Pisba (sometimes spelled Pisva) is a town and municipality in Boyacá Department, Colombia, part of the subregion of La Libertad Province. Pisba is situated in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes at altitudes between 2,400 metres (7,900 ft) and 3,500 metres (11,500 ft). Distance to Sogamoso is 128 kilometres (80 mi) and to Tunja 176 kilometres (109 mi). The municipality borders Paya in the east, Labranzagrande in the south and Mongua in the northwest.[1] The Casanare municipality Támara borders Pisba in the north.

Pisba
Municipality and town
Lake in Páramo de Pisba
Lake in Páramo de Pisba
Flag of Pisba
Flag
Location of the municipality and town of Pisba in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Pisba in the Boyacá Department of Colombia
Country  Colombia
Department Boyacá Department
Province La Libertad Province
Founded 3 April 1629
Founded by Jesuit missionaries
Government
 • Mayor Jairo Enrique Millán
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 469.12 km2 (181.13 sq mi)
 • Urban 30.96 km2 (11.95 sq mi)
Elevation 2,400-3,500 m (−9,100 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 1,344
 • Density 2.9/km2 (7.4/sq mi)
 • Urban 391
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

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HistoryEdit

Pisba is located in the east of Boyacá and in this area the Muisca inhabiting the Altiplano Cundiboyacense bordered the homelands of the U'wa in the north and the Achagua in the east. The name is derived from the Chibcha language and means "Honourable domain from before".[2] At the arrival of the Spanish, it is said the Muisca worked hard in agriculture, mainly maize, yuca, bananas and predominantly cotton. Pisba was ruled by the iraca of Sugamuxi.

Modern Pisba was founded on April 3rd, 1629.[1]

NatureEdit

The national park Páramo de Pisba is located close to Pisba and named after it.

EconomyEdit

Main economical activities in Pisba are agriculture, silviculture and livestock farming.[1]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c (in Spanish) Official website Pisba
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Etymology Pisba - Excelsio.net

Coordinates: 5°43′N 72°29′W / 5.717°N 72.483°W / 5.717; -72.483