Ricaurte, Cundinamarca

Ricaurte is a municipality and town of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca. A law issued on 14 November 1857 created the Peñalisa District and December of the same year the name was changed to Ricaurte; in 1937 it was annexed to the Girardot municipality but it recovered its condition of municipality in 1968.

Ricaurte
Municipality and town
Flag of Ricaurte
Official seal of Ricaurte
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Ricaurte is located in Colombia
Ricaurte
Ricaurte
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°16′45″N 74°46′22″W / 4.27917°N 74.77278°W / 4.27917; -74.77278Coordinates: 4°16′45″N 74°46′22″W / 4.27917°N 74.77278°W / 4.27917; -74.77278
Country Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
Elevation
284 m (932 ft)
Population
 (Census 2018[1])
 • Total10,788
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)

Other FactsEdit

  • Market Day: Thursday and Sunday
  • Distance from Bogotá: 142 km
  • Foundation: 1813 like Peñalisa
  • Created: Departamental Decree No. 409 of 11 March 1968
  • Median temperature: 27 °C
  • Demonym:
  • Dane Code:

VeredasEdit

The Municipality of Ricaurte have 16 Veredas, 17 within the Urban Zone. The Veredas are:

  • Callejón, Casablanca, Cumaca, El Paso, El Portal, La Carrera, La Tetilla, La Virginia, Las Veras, Llano del Pozo, Limoncito, Manuel Norte, Manuel Sur, Pto Peñalisa, San Francisco, San Martin and Zona Urbana

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2018" (in Spanish). DANE. Retrieved 10 May 2020.