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Sopó is a municipality and town of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca. The town is located 39 km north of the Colombian capital Bogotá.

Sopó
Church and cultural center of Sopó
Church and cultural center of Sopó
Flag of Sopó
Flag
Official seal of Sopó
Seal
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca department of Colombia
Sopó is located in Colombia
Sopó
Sopó
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°55′N 73°56′W / 4.917°N 73.933°W / 4.917; -73.933Coordinates: 4°55′N 73°56′W / 4.917°N 73.933°W / 4.917; -73.933
Country  Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
Province Central Savanna Province
Founded 25 May 1653
Founded by Friar Francisco Chacón
Government
 • Mayor William Octavio Venegas
(2016–2019)
Area
 • City 111.5 km2 (43.1 sq mi)
 • Urban 1.06 km2 (0.41 sq mi)
Elevation 2,650 m (8,690 ft)
Population (2015)
 • City 26,769
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
 • Urban 17,151
Demonym(s) Soposeño/a(s)
Website Official website

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HistoryEdit

The area of Sopó was inhabited first by indigenous groups during the Herrera Period and later the Muisca before the arrival of the Spanish in 1537. It was part of the zipazgo ruled from Bacatá.

In the coat of arms of the town in the lower left quadrant a Muisca pattern can be seen.

EconomyEdit

The major economical activity in Sopó is agriculture and especially dairy. The third largest Colombian dairy company Alpina was founded in Sopó in 1945.[1]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Official website Sopó