Church of Togüí
Flag of Togüí
Coordinates: 5°56′15″N 73°30′48″W / 5.93750°N 73.51333°W / 5.93750; -73.51333

Togüí (Spanish pronunciation: ) is a town and municipality in Boyacá Department, Colombia, part of the subregion of the Ricaurte Province. The municipality is located in the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes at an altitude of 1,650 metres (5,410 ft). It borders the municipalities of San José de Pare, Arcabuco, Moniquirá, Chitaraque and Gámbita.

Togüí in Chibcha means either "river of the wife" or "house of the dog".

The area of Togüí before the Spanish conquest was governed by the zaque of Hunza, the present-day capital of Boyacá at 60 kilometres (37 mi) away.

Modern Togüí was founded on September 23, 1821 by Francisco de Paula Santander.

The mayor of Togüí, who was elected at the regional elections of October 2015, Jansson Téllez Rodríguez, has been accused of fraud and internalized. Upon this, Pedro Pablo Salas has been installed as interim mayor.

This page was last edited on 9 December 2017, at 13:07.
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