24 December 1758
Friday 6:16 AM
Northern Boyacá Province
| Boyacá Department|
2,700 m (8,900 ft)
| Vicente Ferrer del Río de Loza|
Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
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.
La Uvita Wikipedia
La Uvita is derived from Chibcha, meaning "meadow of the fertile farmlands".
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.
Main economic activity of La Uvita is the manufacturing of cheese. It also serves as a touristic entry to the El Cocuy National Park.