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Tibacuy is a municipality and town of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca, in Sumapaz Province. Tibacuy is situated south of the Altiplano Cundiboyacense in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes at 87 kilometres (54 mi) southeast of the capital Bogotá.[1]

Tibacuy
Municipality and town
View from Cumaca, rural part of Tibacuy
View from Cumaca, rural part of Tibacuy
Flag of Tibacuy
Flag
Official seal of Tibacuy
Seal
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Tibacuy is located in Colombia
Tibacuy
Tibacuy
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°20′50″N 74°27′9″W / 4.34722°N 74.45250°W / 4.34722; -74.45250Coordinates: 4°20′50″N 74°27′9″W / 4.34722°N 74.45250°W / 4.34722; -74.45250
Country  Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
Province Sumapaz Province
Founded 17 February 1592
Founded by Bernardino de Albornoz
Government
 • Mayor Eduar Javier Serrano Orjuela
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town 84.4 km2 (32.6 sq mi)
 • Urban 0.25 km2 (0.10 sq mi)
Elevation 1,647 m (5,404 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town 4,828
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Urban 523
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Website Official website

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ClimateEdit

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Climate chart (explanation)
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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: Climate-data.org - Tibacuy

EtymologyEdit

In the Chibcha language of the Muisca and Panche, Tibacuy means "official chief".[1]

HistoryEdit

The area of Tibacuy was inhabited by the Muisca and the Panche with the Sutagao living to the southeast. The present town centre is situated at a lower altitude than the original indigenous village. Modern Tibacuy was founded between 13th and 17th of February 1592 by Bernardino de Albornoz.[1]

EconomyEdit

Main economical activity of Tibacuy is agriculture, predominantly coffee, bananas, tomatoes and blackberries.

ArcheologyEdit

In Cumaca, rural part of Tibacuy, petroglyphs have been found.[1]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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