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Trip Planner South America  /  Colombia  /  Boyaca Department  /  Sogamoso

Sogamoso

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Specialty Museums · Churches · Landmarks
Sogamoso is a city in the department of Boyacá of Colombia. It is the capital of the Sugamuxi Province, named after the original Sugamuxi. Sogamoso is nicknamed "City of the Sun", based on the original Muisca tradition of pilgrimage and adoring their Sun god Sué at the Sun Temple. The city is located at an altitude of 2569m on the Altiplano Cundiboyacense in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes.EtymologySogamoso is named after Sugamuxi or Suamox, the original name in Chibcha for the city and Sugamuxi, the last iraca of the sacred City of the Sun. Suamuxi means "Dwelling of the Sun". Knowledge about Sugamuxi has been provided by Pedro Simón and the German countess Gertrud von Podewils Dürniz, in her work Chigys Mie.Geographical limitsSogamoso limits with the following municipalities: north: Nobsa and Tópaga east: Tópaga, Monguí and Aquitania - 3030 m south: Aquitania, Cuítiva and Iza west: Tibasosa, Firavitoba
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