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Tame, Arauca

Tame is a town and municipality in the Arauca Department, Colombia. The municipality has a total area of 5,300 km.


The region was explored by the German conquistador Jorge de Espira in 1536. There he encountered several Indian tribes from the Arawak family; Arauca, Caquetio, Lucalia, Girara, Chiricoa, Cuiba, Guahibo and Achagua.

Tame was founded by Alonso Perez de Guzman on June 12, 1628. He also founded "Espinosa de las Palmas" nearby, for civilian Spaniards. The village was destroyed a few years later by the natives in confrontations in which Perez de Guzman and his soldiers were killed by the Girara Indians of Tame in revenge for the slavery treatment.


The municipality of Arauca borders to the north with the municipality of Fortul, to the northeast with the municipality of Arauquita, to the east with the municipality of Puerto Rondon, to the south with the Casanare Department and to the west with the Boyaca Department.

External links

Tame official website

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