Zapatoca (Spanish pronunciation: [sapaˈtoka]) is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia. It is at a high altitude and is a common stop between Bucaramanga and San Gil. It was built in the early 17th century by the Spanish conquistadores.
|Municipality and town|
|Nickname(s): Ciudad Levitica (Levitical City|
|Motto(s): Libertad y Orden (Liberty and Order)|
Location of the municipality and town of Zapatoca in the Santander Department of Colombia.
|• Total||360 km2 (139 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,720 m (4,000 ft)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
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