is a town and municipality in the Cundinamarca department of
Colombia, located to the north of Bogotá on the main road to Zipaquira. Its
history dates back to the pre-Columbian era. The name comes from the Chibchan
language and means "moon" or "month".
Due to its proximity to Bogotá
(2.7 km), Chía has effectively become a dormitory suburb of the capital.
It is also home of the Universidad de la Sabana.