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Pacho is a municipality and town of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca. Pacho is part of the Rionegro Province and the urban centre is situated at a distance of 88km from the capital Bogotá at an altitude of 2136m, while the altitude ranges from 1000m to 3700m. The municipality borders San Cayetano, Villagómez and Topaipí in the north, Supatá and Subachoque in the south, Vergara and El Peñón in the west and in the east Zipaquirá, Tausa and Cogua.EtymologyIn the times before the Spanish conquest of the Muisca, Pacho was called Guataque or Gotaque; Gua; "mountain", Tha; "strong" and Que; "elevated", so "strong elevated mountain". The modern name is also derived from Chibcha; Pa is "father" and chó is "good"; "good father".HistoryThe area of Pacho before becoming part of the New Kingdom of Granada was inhabited by the Muisca where the area of Pacho formed the western boundary of the Muisca Confederation, bordering the Muzo in the northwest and the Panche or Colima in the west and southwest.
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