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Simijaca


Simijaca (pronounced/SIMIH'aek/), from the extinct Chibchan language meaning owl's beak, is a town and municipality in the Cundinamarca Department, Colombia. The town is located at and has an altitude of 2559 metres. It is known as "La capital del mundo".

Establishment

The first establishment was done by Rodrigo Mexia Serrano on the 26th of February 1586. However, this population was ephemeral. And when the oidor (judge) Luis Enrique did a visitation, in July 1600, the natives had not populated the town and the entrusted had not built the church. By act on the 2nd of August 1600, carried out in Cucunuba, the new and actual town of Simijaca was established. It was form by natives from Simijaca Fuquene and Nemogua.

The Hymn (Spanish)

Coro

Jubilosos, Simijenses,

entonemos un himno de amor,

a este pueblo, fortaleza,

de esperanza de fe y de valor.

I

Eres mezcla de ser aborigen

con la fuerza del pueblo espanol

creyentes en Jesus y la Virgen,

en la lluvia, la luna y el sol.

en tu cuna hay nobles ideales

rinconcito cundinamarques,

con los picos del Sicuara,

Simijaca que linda te ves (bis)

II

el trabajo en la tierra fecunda

es el lema de nuestra region,

y ese verde en su campo que abunda,

es imagen de lucha y teson.

en el firme suelo de tu valle

con sus cerros puestos cual altar,

bajo el manto de este cielo,

Simijaca, te quiero cantar. (bis)

III

con estudio le damos grandeza

a esta tierra de gran florecer,

deparando futuro y riqueza

a la gente que busca el saber.

es la ciencia la fuente suprema

que a los pueblos hace perdurar

deja huella!,

con los libros te hara inmortal. (bis)

IV

adelante! Salitre, Hatochico,

pena Blanca, Pantano, Juncal,

Aposentos, don Lope, Churnica,

Centro, Taquira, con el Fical;

V

Oh veredas al gran compromiso,

a este pueblo la historia forjar;

con justicia y tolerancia,

Simijaca obtendremos la paz. (bis)

The Flag

What the colours mean

The coat of arms

External links

Simijaca city council page

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