Chía, Cundinamarca

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Chía

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Nickname(s): The Moon City
Location of the town and municipality of Chia in Cundinamarca Department.
Coordinates: 4°51′N 74°3′W / 4.85°N 74.05°W / 4.85; -74.05Coordinates: 4°51′N 74°3′W / 4.85°N 74.05°W / 4.85; -74.05
Department Cundinamarca
Province Central Savanna Province
Foundation Pre-Columbian
Government
 • Mayor Jorge Orlando Gaitán Mahecha
Area
 • Total 80 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation 2,564 m (8,412 ft)
Population
 • Total 196,640
 • Density 1,080/km2 (2,798/sq mi)

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.