Boyacá


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Boyacá

(bōyäkä`), town, Boyacá dept., N central Colombia, near Tunja. At Boyacá on Aug. 7, 1819, revolutionary forces under Simón BolívarBolívar, Simón
, 1783–1830, South American revolutionary who led independence wars in the present nations of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
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 won the decisive engagement that assured the independence of present-day Colombia and Venezuela from Spain. Hydroelectric power is derived from the nearby Chivor dam.