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Cáqueza
Municipality and town
View of Cáqueza
View of Cáqueza
Flag of Cáqueza
Flag
Official seal of Cáqueza
Seal
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town inside Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Cáqueza is located in Colombia
Cáqueza
Cáqueza
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°24′19″N 73°56′52″W / 4.40528°N 73.94778°W / 4.40528; -73.94778Coordinates: 4°24′19″N 73°56′52″W / 4.40528°N 73.94778°W / 4.40528; -73.94778
Country Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
ProvinceEastern Province, Cundinamarca
Founded23 October 1600
Founded byLuis Enríquez
Government
 • MayorGuillermo Gutiérrez Cruz
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town38 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation
1,746 m (5,728 ft)
Population
(2015)
 • Municipality and town17,048
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Urban
7,297
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
WebsiteOfficial website

Cáqueza (Spanish pronunciation: [kaˈkesa]) is a municipality and town of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca. The town, located on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense, is 39 kilometres (24 mi) from the capital Bogotá. The municipality borders Fosca in the south, Ubaque in the north, Une and Chipaque in the west and Quetame in the east.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Cáqueza comes from Chibcha and means "Region or enclosure without forest".[1]

History[edit]

The area of Cáqueza in the times before the Spanish conquest was inhabited by the Muisca and Cáqueza was ruled by the zipa based in Bacatá.

Modern Cáqueza was founded on October 23, 1600 by Luis Enríquez.[1]

Economy[edit]

Main economic activities in Cáqueza are agriculture and livestock farming. Important agricultural products are beans, maize, peas and onions.[1]

Born in Cáqueza[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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