- a city in and the capital of Colombia, in the central part.
- a republic in NW South America. 439,828 sq. mi. (1,139,155 sq. km). Capital: Bogotá.
Examples from the Web for bogota
The Prince and The Duchess will travel to Colombia first, arriving in Bogota on Tuesday, October 28.Charles and Camilla To Visit Mexico and Colombia
October 3, 2014
Montgomery points to impoverished Bogota, for example, as “a happy city” that shows the way to urban development.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class
August 10, 2014
In October of last year alone, there were at least two emerald-related shootings in Bogota.Victor Carranza, Emerald Czar of Colombia, Dies
April 20, 2013
Well might the leading people of Bogota tremble all the while.
Bolivar apprised his friends in Bogota that he should visit them in secret.
Bogota and the Argentine Republic have whitewashed many a reputation.'Lord Kilgobbin
The Orinoco is navigable within one hundred miles of Bogota.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
After this we were to turn to the right over the Quindio mountains to reach Bogota.In New Granada
- the capital of Colombia, on a central plateau of the E Andes: originally the centre of Chibcha civilization; founded as a city in 1538 by the Spaniards. Pop: 7 594 000 (2005 est)
- a republic in NW South America: inhabited by Chibchas and other Indians before Spanish colonization in the 16th century; independence won by Bolívar in 1819; became the Republic of Colombia in 1886; violence and unrest have been endemic since the 1970s. It consists chiefly of a hot swampy coastal plain, separated by ranges of the Andes from the pampas and the equatorial forests of the Amazon basin in the east. Language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: peso. Capital: Bogotá. Pop: 45 745 783 (2013 est). Area: 1 138 908 sq km (439 735 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for bogota
South American nation, independent from 1819 as part of Gran Colombia (after its breakup in 1850, as New Granada, then Colombia from 1863); named for Italian explorer Christopher Columbus (Italian Colombo, Portuguese Colom, Spanish Colón).
Capital of Colombia and the largest city in the country, located near the center of Colombia on a high, fertile plain.