Cúcuta (Spanish: [ˈkukuta] ), officially San José de Cúcuta, is a Colombian city, capital of Norte de Santander department. It is located in the northeast of the country, in the eastern branch of the Colombian Andes, on the border with Venezuela. Cúcuta has a population of 711,715 people according to the 2018 census, making it the 6th largest city in the country. Due to its proximity with Venezuela, Cúcuta is an important commercial center, hosting many billion dollar companies. The international border in Cúcuta is said to be the most dynamic of South America.
The city has a length of 12 kilometres (7.5 miles) from north to south and 11 kilometres (6.8 miles) from east to west. It is divided into 10 communes and it is the political, economic, administrative, industrial, cultural and tourism hub of the Norte de Santander department.
Cúcuta has experienced a great urban development, as a result other cities have been formed around it, like Los Patios in the east, and Villa del Rosario in the south. They are part of the Metropolitan Area of Cúcuta which has a population of about 850,000 people. It is connected by roads across the country to major cities like Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Ocaña, Valledupar, Pamplona, Tunja and Cartagena de Indias and because of its location, to many cities of Venezuela.
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|Colombia’s Only Monument Commemorating the End of Slavery||2019||101.9km||site_ao|
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|The ‘Wise Old Men’ of El Gallineral Park||2018||164.3km||site_ao|
|The Embrace of Bolivar and Morillo||2018||295.4km||site_ao|
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|Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Coromoto (Santuario Nacional Nuestra Señora de Coromoto)||1975||320.6km||site_brutalism|
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