Boyacá (bōyäkä´), town, Boyacá dept., N central Colombia, near Tunja. At Boyacá on Aug. 7, 1819, revolutionary forces under Simón Bolívar 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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