Bogotá (/ ˌ b oʊ ɡ ə ˈ t ɑː /, also UK: / ˌ b ɒ ɡ-/, US: / ˈ b oʊ ɡ ə t ɑː /, Spanish: ()), officially Bogotá, Distrito Capital, abbreviated Bogotá, D.C., and formerly known as Santa Fe de Bogotá during the Spanish period and between 1991 and 2000, is the capital and largest city of Colombia, administered as the Capital District, as well as the capital of, though not part ...
Bogota is the capital (city) of Colombia. As of 2009, more than 7 million people live in Bogota, which makes it the largest city in Colombia. It is about 2,640 meters above sea level, on top a plateau (a mountain with a flat top). This makes it the third highest capital in the world.
From 1533, belief persisted in the sense that Río Grande de la Magdalena was the trail to the South Sea, to Peru, and the legendary El Dorado.To reach the latter was the goal of Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, the Spanish conquistador who left Santa Marta on April 6, 1536 with 800 soldiers heading towards the interior of current Colombia.
Bogotá es la ciudad más poblada de Colombia y una de las más pobladas en toda América Latina. Es la mayor aglomeración de personas del país, superando por más del 21 % a la segunda a nivel nacional: todo el departamento de Antioquia incluida su capital ( 6 065 846 hab ).
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Bogotá, Distrito Capital ( Spaingie pronunciation: [boɣoˈta] ( listen) ), umwhile cried Santa Fé de Bogotá, is the caipital ceety o Colombie, as well as the maist populous ceety in the kintra, wi an estimatit 7,304,384 indwallers as o 2009. Bogotá an its metropolitan aurie, which includes municipalities sic as Chía, Cota, Soacha, Cajicá ...
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Bogota is located on the east shore of the Hackensack River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.80 square miles (2.06 km2), including 0.76 square miles (1.95 km2) of land and 0.04 square miles (0.11 km2) of water (5.25%). The borough borders Hackensack to the west, Ridgefield Park to the south and Teaneckon the north and east. Bogota is bisected by the CSX River Line, which divides the borough into an eastern and western portion. The eastern half is highly industrial, with more busy roads. The western half is mainly suburban, with the exception of storefronts on West Main Street, River Road, and a development on West Fort Lee Road.
The 2010 United States census counted 8,187 people, 2,773 households, and 2,080 families in the borough. The population density was 10,702.5 per square mile (4,132.3/km2). There were 2,888 housing units at an average density of 3,775.4 per square mile (1,457.7/km2). The racial makeup was 61.00% (4,994) White, 9.42% (771) Black or African American, 0.78% (64) Native American, 9.81% (803) Asian, 0.09% (7) Pacific Islander, 14.80% (1,212) from other races, and 4.10% (336) from two or more races....
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 8,249 people, 2,874 households, and 2,126 families residing in the borough. The population density was 10,841.3 people per square mile (4,190.7/km2). There were 2,915 housing units at an average density of 3,831.1 per square mile (1,480.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 75.72% White, 5.73% African American, 0.15% Native American, 7.75% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 6.76% from other races, and 3.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or...
Bogota is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 565) statewide, making it the most common form of government in New Jersey. The governing body is comprised of a Mayor and a Borough Council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council is comprised of six members elected to ser...
Federal, state and county representation
Bogota is located in the 5th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 37th state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Bogota had been part of the 9th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commissionthat took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections. For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Josh Gottheimer (D, Wyckoff). New Jersey is represent...
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 4,345 registered voters in Bogota, of which 1,549 (35.7% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 735 (16.9% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 2,060 (47.4% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There was one voter registered to another party.Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 53.1% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 69.6% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide). On the natio...
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the borough had a total of 17.67 miles (28.44 km) of roadways, of which 14.90 miles (23.98 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.39 miles (3.85 km) by Bergen County and 0.38 miles (0.61 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Bergen County CR 56-1, whose terminus is within the borough, CR 56-2, and CR 41all pass through Bogota. Interstate 80 passes through the southern tip of the borough, continuing from Ridgefield Park in the west onto its terminus in...
Several NJ Transit bus lines travel through Bogota between Hackensack, Jersey City, Paramus and New York City. NJ Transit bus service is available to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 155 and 168 routes; to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station on the 182 route; and to other New Jersey communities served on the 83 (to Jersey City), 751 and 755routes. Passenger rail service to Bogota station ended in 1966, but the right of way for freight lines of New York...
The 2005 documentary film Anytown, USA focused on the 2003 mayoral race between Republican Steve Lonegan, Democrat Fred Pesce and independent Dave Musikant. The film was screened at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festivalon April 9, 2005, where it won the award for Best Documentary.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Bogota include: 1. Eddie Adams (1933–2004), photographer and photojournalist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his photo of police chief General Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executing a Vietcong prisoner, Nguyễn Văn Lém, on a Saigonstreet. 2. Jimmy Gnecco (born 1973), musician from the Ours. 3. Beth Hall (born 1958), actress best known for her portrayal of Wendy Harris on the CBS sitcom Mom.. 4. Richie Incognito (born 1983), guard for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. 5. Steve Lonegan (born 1956), politician who served for 12 years as Mayor of Bogota, was candidate for Governor of New Jersey in 2005 and 2009, and was the 2013 U.S. Senate candidate in the election following the death of Frank Lautenberg. 6. Norman Pittenger(1905–1997), Anglican theologian who was one of the first acknowledged Christian defenders for the open acceptance of homosexual relations among Christians. 7. Stanley Foster Reed(1...Municipal Incorporations of the State of New Jersey (according to Counties)prepared by the Division of Local Government, Department of the Treasury (New Jersey); December 1, 1958.Clayton, W. Woodford; and Nelson, Nelson. History of Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey, with Biographical Sketches of Many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men.Philadelphia: Everts and Peck, 1882.Harvey, Cornelius Burnham (ed.), Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, New Jersey.New York: New Jersey Genealogical Publishing Co., 1900.Van Valen, James M. History of Bergen County, New Jersey.New York: New Jersey Publishing and Engraving Co., 1900.