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Soacha River

Soacha River
Soacha River is located in Colombia
Soacha River
Location of the Soacha River in Colombia
EtymologyMuysccubun: "man of the Sun"
Native nameRío Soacha  (Spanish)
Location
CountryColombia
DepartmentCundinamarca
Municipalities
LocalityCiudad Bolívar (Bogotá)
Physical characteristics
SourceSumapaz foothills
 • locationCiudad Bolívar
 • coordinates4°32′12.3″N 74°10′23.3″W / 4.536750°N 74.173139°W / 4.536750; -74.173139
MouthBogotá River
 • location
Soacha
 • coordinates
4°34′41.5″N 74°15′07.1″W / 4.578194°N 74.251972°W / 4.578194; -74.251972
Basin features
River systemBogotá River
 Magdalena Basin
  Caribbean Sea

The Soacha River is a river on the Bogotá savanna and a left tributary of the Bogotá River.

Etymology

Soacha is derived from Muysccubun, the indigenous language of the Muisca, who inhabited the Bogotá savanna before the Spanish conquest and means "man of the Sun".[1]

Description

Soacha River is located in the Bogotá savanna
source
source
mouth
mouth
Source and mouth of the Soacha River on the Bogotá savanna

The Soacha River originates in the eastern part of the locality of Bogotá Ciudad Bolívar. It flows through the municipality Soacha before flowing into the Bogotá River. The type locality of the Cacho Formation is located in the Soacha River basin.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Official website Soacha
  2. ^ Montoya & Reyes, 2005, p.55

Bibliography

  • Montoya Arenas, Diana María, and Germán Alfonso Reyes Torres. 2005. Geología de la Sabana de Bogotá, 1–104. INGEOMINAS.

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