Támara, Casanare

Támara is a town and municipality in the Department of Casanare, Colombia. The urban centre is located at an altitude of 1,156 metres (3,793 ft) at a distance of 95 kilometres (59 mi) from the department capital Yopal. It borders in the north Sacama, in the east Pore and Paz de Ariporo, in the west Socotá of the department of Boyacá and in the south Nunchia and Paya, Boyacá.[1]

Támara
Municipality and town
View of rural Támara
View of rural Támara
Flag of Támara
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Location of the municipality and town of Tamara, Casanare in the Casanare Department of Colombia.
Location of the municipality and town of Tamara, Casanare in the Casanare Department of Colombia.
Country Colombia
DepartmentCasanare Department
Founded6 August 1628
Founded byJosé Dadey Pey
Government
 • MayorLeonel Rodríguez gualteros
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town1,181.81 km2 (456.30 sq mi)
 • Urban
0.99031 km2 (0.38236 sq mi)
Elevation
1,156 m (3,793 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Municipality and town7,044
 • Density6.0/km2 (15/sq mi)
 • Urban
2,327
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Támara before the Spanish conquest of the Muisca was an important cotton producing village.[1]

Modern Támara was founded on August 6, 1628 by José Dadey Pey.[1]

EconomyEdit

Main economical activities in Támara are agriculture; coffee, yuca, maize, bananas and sugarcane and livestock farming.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d (in Spanish) Official website Támara

Coordinates: 5°49′47″N 72°09′48″W / 5.82972°N 72.1633°W / 5.82972; -72.1633