Cúcuta is a border city in the Andino region of Colombia, close to the border with Venezuela. It is the provincial capital of Norte de Santander, in the northeastern part of the country. Covering 1,176 sq km (454.1 sq mi), Cúcuta has a population of 920,000 people, making it the sixth largest city in Colombia.
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More on CúcutaCúcuta has a tropical savanna climate, with a distinct wet season and a dry season. The beginning of the year is the dry season, with February receiving only 35 mm (1.38 in) of rain. The end of the year is the wet season, with October receiving 147 mm (5.79 in) of rain. Temperatures are fairly constant, ranging from 21°C (69°F) to 34°C (93°F).
Cúcuta has been inhabited since pre-Hispanic times. It was established by Sebastian Lorenzo to be an encomienda settlement in 1550. The town itself was founded in 1733 by Juana Rangel de Cuellar. It was laid out in a grid pattern, with streets running east-west and avenues north-south, and the church located at the heart of town.
Visiting CúcutaThere are flights from Bogotá, Medellín and other major cities to Cúcuta. A bus ride from Bogotá to Cúcuta takes 14 hours.
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