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Fusagasugá

Fusagasuga
Administration
Full nameFusagasugá
Official nameFusagasugá
MottoTierra Grata (pleasing earth)
RegionAndean Region
DepartmentCundinamarca
ProvinceSumapaz Province
Established as Town for NativesFebruary 5, 1592
Established as Town for WhitesMay 7, 1776
Government
TypeMunicipality
Mayor(2008-2011) Baudilio Paez Castro|established_title=
Geography
Total Area92.3 sq mi (239 km2)
Urban Area5.4 sq mi (14 km2)
Elevation5790.68 -average- ft (1765 m)
Demography
Total Population125000 (2008)
Density (pop.)502/km2 (1300.2/sq mi)

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Fusagasugá (or Fusa) is a town and municipality in the department of Cundinamarca, in central Colombia. It is located some forty miles from the capital, Bogotá. With 122,000 inhabitants, Fusagasugá is one of the largest municipalities in the department. It was founded in 1562 by Spanish priests.

It borders Pasca, Arbeláez, Tibacuy, Silvania and other municipalities of Sumapaz. At its elevation of 5669 ft (1727.9 m) above sea level, the town's average temperature 68 °F (20°C.)


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