San Gil Geography and History

Shield San GilSan Gil is a 50,000 inhabitants city in the Department of Santander, 330 kms North of Bogota. It is situated on the River Fonce, at an altitude of 1114 meters.

Location and Orientation

San Gil evolves around the main Square where lies the Cathedral, it is also called Parque La Libertad.

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Climate

San Gil boasts one of the best climates in Colombia with an average temperature of 24°C.

=>As with most cities in Colombia outside of the coast, precipitations mainly happen in the afternoon so an early start for any activity or visit is always a good option.

A short history

The town was founded in 1689 by the Spanish, before the area was inhabited by Guane tribes which belonged to the Chibcha family. The Guane were expert weavers and stone carvers.
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