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San Agustín Archaeological Park*
UNESCO World Heritage Site

Archaeological park in San Agustín features sculptures dating from 1st to 8th centuries AD.
State Party  Colombia
Type Cultural
Criteria iii
Reference 744
Region** Latin America and the Caribbean
Inscription history
Inscription 1996  (19th Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
** Region as classified by UNESCO.
Pre-Columbian lavatory.
An Eagle or Condor holding a snake.

San Agustín is a town and municipality in the southern Colombian Department of Huila. The town is located 227 km away from the capital of the Department, Neiva. Population is around 30,000. The village was originally founded in 1752 by Alejo Astudillo but attacks by indigenous people destroyed it. The present village was founded in 1790 by Lucas de Herazo y Mendigaña.

The area is very well known for its pre-Columbian archaeological sites, which generates significant revenue to the economy due to the high volume of tourists, both Colombian and foreigners. These sites form a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The climate is very pleasant all year round with a mean temperature of 18°C.

Location of the municipality and town of San Agustin in Huila Department.

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Coordinates: 1°54′N 76°17′W / 1.9°N 76.283°W / 1.9; -76.283



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