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La Uvita

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Country  Colombia
Founded  24 December 1758
Local time  Friday 6:16 AM
Province  Northern Boyacá Province
Department  Boyacá Department
Elevation  2,700 m (8,900 ft)
Population  2,523 (2015)
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Founded by  Vicente Ferrer del Río de Loza
Time zone  Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
Weather  4°C, Wind E at 5 km/h, 89% Humidity

La Uvita is a town and municipality in the Northern Boyacá Province, part of the Colombian Department of Boyacá. The urban centre is located at an altitude of 2,700 metres (8,900 ft) in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes. La Uvita borders San Mateo in the north, El Cocuy and Chita in the east, Chita and Jericó in the south and Boavita in the west.

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Map of La Uvita, Boyac%C3%A1, Colombia

Etymology

La Uvita is derived from Chibcha, meaning "meadow of the fertile farmlands".

History

La Uvita was founded by Vicente Ferrer del Río de Loza on December 24, 1758, as a place for the colonial inhabitants of Boavita to flee the indigenous people in Boavita.

Economy

Main economic activity of La Uvita is the manufacturing of cheese. It also serves as a touristic entry to the El Cocuy National Park.

References

La Uvita Wikipedia


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