Chía, Cundinamarca

Chía
Flag of Chía
Flag
Official seal of Chía
Seal
Nickname(s): The Moon City
Location of the town and municipality of Chia in Cundinamarca Department.
Location of the town and municipality of Chia in Cundinamarca Department.
Coordinates: 4°51′N 74°3′W / 4°51′N 74°3′W / 4.850; -74.050
CountryColombia
DepartmentCundinamarca
ProvinceCentral Savanna
FoundationPre-Columbian
Government
 • MayorJorge Orlando Gaitán Mahecha
Area
 • Total80 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation2,564 m (8,412 ft)
Population
 • Total196,640
 • Density1,080/km2 (2,798/sq mi)
Website
www.chia.gov.co

Chía is a town in the Cundinamarca department of Colombia. It is to the north of Bogotá on the main road to Zipaquira. Its history goes back to the pre-Columbian time. The name comes from the Chibchan language. It means "moon" or "month".

It is home of the Universidad de la Sabana.


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