Gama, Cundinamarca

Gama
Municipality and town
Gama borders the Guavio Reservoir
Gama borders the Guavio Reservoir
Flag of Gama
Flag
Location of the municipality and town of Gama in the Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Gama in the Cundinamarca Department of Colombia
Gama is located in Colombia
Gama
Gama
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 4°45′46″N 73°36′39″W / 4°45′46″N 73°36′39″W / 4.76278; -73.61083
Country Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
ProvinceGuavio Province
Founded8 May 1903
Founded byJuan Martín Romero
Government
 • MayorErnesto Avelino Ruiz Martínez
(2016-2019)
Area
 • Municipality and town108 km2 (42 sq mi)
 • Urban15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation2,180 m (7,150 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Municipality and town3,996
 • Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
 • Urban841
Time zoneColombia Standard Time (UTC-5)
WebsiteOfficial website

Gama is a municipality and town of Colombia in the Guavio Province, part of the department of Cundinamarca. The urban centre of Gama is situated at an altitude of 2,180 metres (7,150 ft) in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes. Gama, at 118 kilometres (73 mi) from the capital Bogotá, borders Gachetá in the north, Junín and Gachalá in the south, Ubalá in the east and Junín in the west.[1]

Etymology

Gama is derived either from Muysccubun meaning "our back", or from the language of the local Chío tribe; "behind the licked hill", referring to the lake of Guatavita behind the mountains to the northwest.[1]

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Gama (Colombia)
italiano: Gama (Colombia)
Bahasa Melayu: Gama, Cundinamaraca
Nederlands: Gama (Colombia)
português: Gama (Colômbia)
svenska: Gama (ort)
Tiếng Việt: Gama