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Coordinates: 4 ° 27 ′  N , 74 ° 38 ′  W
Map: Colombia
Tocaima on the map of Colombia
Colombia - Cundinamarca - Tocaima.svg
Location of the municipality of Tocaima on the map of Cundinamarca
Basic data
Country Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
City foundation 1544
Residents 18,790  (2019)
City insignia
Flag of Tocaima (Cundinamarca) .svg
Escudo de Tocaima.svg
Detailed data
surface 400 km 2
Population density 47 inhabitants / km 2
height 2668  m
Waters Río Bogotá
Time zone UTC -5
City Presidency Wilmar Alexander Martínez Bareño (2016–2019)
Church in Tocaima
Church in Tocaima

Tocaima is a municipality ( municipio ) in the department of Cundinamarca in Colombia . The city is nicknamed Ciudad Salud de Colombia , "City of Health of Colombia".


Tocaima is located at an altitude of about 400 meters about 100 km west of Bogotá exactly in the zone between the Andes and the valley of the Río Magdalena . The average temperature is 28 ° C. The municipality is bordered to the west by Girardot , in the northwest of Nariño and Jerusalén , in the northeast on Apulo , on the east by Viota and on the south by Nilo and Agua de Dios .


The municipality of Tocaima has 18,790 inhabitants, of which 11,212 live in the urban part (cabecera municipal) of the municipality (as of 2019).


Before the arrival of the Spaniards, the Panches indigenous people lived in what is now Tocaima . The modern Tocaima was 1544 Hernán Vanegas Carrillo under the name of San Dionisio de los Caballeros de Tocaima founded and was the only city in Colombia city rights directly by the Spanish King Carlos V . The place played a role in many important events in the history of Colombia.


The main industries of Tocaima are agriculture and tourism .

Web links

Commons : Tocaima  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Conoce más de nuestro municipio. Alcaldía de Tocaima - Cundinamarca, accessed on June 10, 2019 (Spanish, information on the municipality).
  2. ESTIMACIONES DE POBLACIÓN 1985 - 2005 Y PROYECCIONES DE POBLACIÓN 2005 - 2020 TOTAL DEPARTAMENTAL POR ÁREA. (Excel; 1.72 MB) DANE, May 11, 2011, accessed on June 10, 2019 (Spanish, extrapolation of the population of Colombia).