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Tunja is one of the most well known cities in the country of Colombia. Tunja is the name of one of the municipalities that are situated in the country. The city of Tunja is the capital of one of the departments of Colombia.
The name of this department belonging to Colombia is Boyaca. The Tunja city is situated within the province called Central Boyaca.

The total population of the region of Tunja is about 160,000. This city of the continent of South America is located in the north central region of the country. The Tunja city is located at a height of about 2.820 meters above the level of the sea. This city of Colombia is well known in the entire country because of its great deal of historical importance.

Tunja of Colombia was established on the 6th day of the month of August in the year of 1539. The person who is behind the establishment of this city of Colombia was a captain with Spanish origin. His name was Gonzalo Suarez Rendon. At the time when this city of Colombia was established, this place used to be a part of the region under the control of El Zaque, who was one of the leaders belonging to the tribe called Muiscas.

Tunja is often referred to as a university city because of the massive literacy of the place. Out of every five citizens of the Tunja city, one regularly attends some kind of educational institute. The city is also well known for the much celebrated Cold Festival.

Last Updated Date: February 28th, 2018

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