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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.
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The two soldiers were captured during combat with the National Liberation Army, or ELN, in the central province of Boyaca on October 26.
This 11,593 sq km belt consists of four areas: Ayacucho, Boyaca, Carabobo, and Junin.
Area if Implementation: Nine Departments, namely: Narino, Huila, Cauca, Tolima, Magdalena, La Guajira, Norte de Santander, Boyaca and Santander).
Distribution: cattail and bulrush dominated marshes in northern Colombian Andes in Boyaca and Cundinamarca.
Over the past months, eMM has worked on greatly increasing national and regional radio coverage from Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Bucaramanga, San Juan de Pasto, Villavicencio, Manizales, Arauca and Boyaca.
The 1918-19 influenza pandemic in Boyaca, Colombia.
8 million tpy--through a new production line at its Sogamoso, Boyaca, plant.
Falcao is a veteran campaigner for a number of teams playing for Lancero Boyaca (2002 to 2005); River Plate (2005 to 2009); Porto (2009 to 2011); and Atletico Madrid (2011 to 2013).
Jhon Jairo Velasquez, known by his alias 'Popeye', was released early from the high security Combita prison in central Boyaca after completing about three fifths of his sentence and receiving a reduction for studying and good behavior.
1819: South American revolutionary Simon Bolivar won the Battle of Boyaca, defeating Spanish forces and ensuring the independence of Colombia with the help of a significant "British Legion", mostly Napoleonic War veterans.
The law was also put in place in other cities including Cali, Cucuta, Valledupar and Bucaramanga, as well as in six provinces, including Boyaca, Cordoba and Valle del Cauca.
Quintana is riding for Movistar and is a formidable climber who learned his trade while travelling to and from school in the mountainous areas of his home region of Boyaca.