San Antonio del Tequendama is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Tequendama Province part of the department of Cundinamarca. The municipality is located along the Serranía de Subía in the Tena Valley and borders Tena and Bojacá in the north, Bojacá and Soacha in the east, La Mesa and El Colegio in the west and in the south Soacha and Granada.
San Antonio del Tequendama
Municipality and town
|Founded||10 February 1857|
|Founded by||Críspulo Corredor|
|• Mayor||Luis Maria Gordillo Sánchez|
|• Municipality and town||82 km2 (32 sq mi)|
|• Urban||22 km2 (8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,540 m (5,050 ft)|
|• Municipality and town||13,084|
|• Density||160/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)|
This municipality was formed on the site of Cubsió, a place of reunion of the Muisca originally from Bojacá and Serrezuela. Cubsió was already populated by indigenous peoples from the Herrera Period with the oldest evidence dated at 1865 years BP (2nd century AD) of a site a few meters from the current course of the Bogotá River.
The modern town was founded by Críspulo Corredor in 1857. This municipality has changed names multiples times, San Antonio, San Antonio de Tena, and its actual name San Antonio del Tequendama.
- (in Spanish) Official website San Antonio del Tequendama
- (in Spanish) Etymology Tequendama
- Argüello García, Pedro María (2015). Subsistence economy and chiefdom emergence in the Muisca area. A study of the Valle de Tena (PDF) (PhD). University of Pittsburgh. pp. 1–193.
- (in Spanish) Laughing rock art on Rupestreweb