Boyacá

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Boyaca Department
Departamento de Boyacá

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Location within Colombia
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Coordinates: 5°32′N 73°22′W / 5.533°N 73.367°W / 5.533; -73.367Coordinates: 5°32′N 73°22′W / 5.533°N 73.367°W / 5.533; -73.367
Country  Colombia
Capital Tunja
Municipalities 123
Government
 • Governor Juan Carlos Granadoas
Area
 • Total 23,189 km2 (8,953 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,211,186
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone UTC (UTC-5)
The Puente de Boyacá is one of the most famous places in this department.

Boyacá is one of the 32 departments of Colombia. This department is in the west of the country. Its capital is Tunja. The Boyacá area is about 23,189 km2 and has 123 towns. It was created on May 22, 1858.