History of Bugalagrande

It was founded in 1662 by Diego Salazar Rengifo, who took numerous indigenous to their trust. In 1854 its name was changed to Nariño, in honor of Colombian independence precursor, Antonio Nariño , which he held until 1875. Its current name comes from the fact the city of Buga been founded on the banks of the river took its name. In 1886 he was elevated to the category of municipality