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Bogotá ( Français: Bogotá, Russian: Богота, Spanish: Bogotá, Deutsch: Bogotá) is a city in Colombia, situated in the Colombia region. According to the latest census, the city population is about 7102602 inhabitants. Geographical coordinates of Bogotá (WGS84): (lat.): 4° 36' 35" N ( 4.6097 ), (long.): 74° 4' 54" W ( -74.0818 ). Interested in useful and fascinating information about Bogotá? Learn more about the city’s history and culture from Wikipedia article about Bogotá.

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The sights most referred to are: Club Deportivo Los Millonarios, National University of Colombia, Club Santa Fe, La Equidad.

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    Bogotá (/ˌbɡəˈtɑː/,also UK: /ˌbɒɡ-/, US: /ˈbɡətɑː/,Spanish: [boɣoˈta] (listen)), officially Bogotá, Distrito Capital, abbreviated Bogotá, D.C., and formerly known as Santafé/Santa Fe de Bogotá between 1991 and 2000, is the capital and largest city of Colombia, administered as the Capital District, although often erroneously thought of as part of Cundinamarca. Bogotá is a territorial entity of the first order, with the same administrative status as the departments of Colombia. It is the political, economic, administrative and industrial center of the country.

    Bogotá was founded as the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada on August 6, 1538, by Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada after a harsh expedition into the Andes conquering the Muisca. The Muisca were the indigenous inhabitants of the region, and they called the place of the foundation "Thybzaca" or "Old Town". The name of Bogotá corresponds to the Spanish pronunciation of the Muisca Bacatá (or Mueketá) which was the name of a neighboring settlement located between the modern towns of Funza and Cota. There are different opinions about the meaning of the word Bacatá, the most accepted being that it means "walling of the farmland" in the Chibcha language. Another popular translation argues that it means "The Lady of the Andes". Further, the word 'Andes' in the Aymara language means "shining mountain," thus rendering the full lexical signification of Bogotá as "The Lady of the shining mountain" (notice, however, that the language of the Muisca people was not Aymara but Chibcha). Others suggest that Bacatá was the name of the Muisca cacique who governed the land before the Spaniards arrived. Jiménez de Quesada gave the settlement the name of "Our Lady of Hope" but the Spanish crown gave it the name of Santafé (Holy Faith) in 1540 when it was appointed as a city.

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