Guasca on the map of Cundinamarca

Guasca is a town in the Colombian department of Cundinamarca. In the census of 2005 the city had 12,208 inhabitants. The city was founded in 1600 by Luis Enriquez. The name has its origins in the language of the Chibcha and means " surrounded by mountains ."

Geography and climate

Guasca lies on 2,710 meters above sea level about 50 kilometers northeast of Bogotá and stretches for 346 km ². Of these, 8.8 km ² built-up area; the rest is used for agriculture or is broke. The average temperature is 13 ° C.