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Chía
Flag of Chía
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Official seal of Chía
Seal
Nickname(s): 
The Moon City
Location of the town and municipality of Chia in Cundinamarca Department.
Location of the town and municipality of Chia in Cundinamarca Department.
Country Colombia
Department Cundinamarca
Province Central Savanna
Foundation Pre-Columbian
Area
 • Total 80 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation
2,564 m (8,412 ft)
Population
 • Total 196,640
 • Density 1,080/km2 (2,798/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5
Website
www.chia.gov.co

Chía is a town in the Cundinamarca department of Colombia. It is to the north of Bogotá on the main road to Zipaquira. Its history goes back to the pre-Columbian time. The name comes from the Chibchan language. It means "moon" or "month".

It is home of the Universidad de la Sabana.

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