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North Santander

Norte de Santander
Flag of North Santander
Flag
Coat of arms of North Santander
Coat of arms
Anthem: Himno Oficial del Departamento Norte de Santander
Norte de Santander shown in red
Norte de Santander shown in red
Topography of the department
Topography of the department
Country Colombia
Region Andes Region
Established 25 July 1910
Capital Cúcuta
Area
 • Total 21,658 km2 (8,362 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total 1,491,689
 • Density 68.8747/km2 (178.385/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-NSA
Provinces 6
Municipalities 40
Website www.nortedesantander.gov.co/

Norte de Santander is a department of Colombia. Its capital is Cúcuta. It is in the north of the country, bordering Venezuela. It is named in honor of Colombian military and political leader Francisco de Paula Santander.

Administrative divisions

Regions and municipalities

Municipios de Norte de Santander
municipalities and towns of Norte de Santander Department

Western

  • Abrego
  • Cáchira
  • Convención
  • El Carmen
  • La Esperanza
  • Hacari
  • La Playa
  • Ocaña
  • San Calixto
  • Teorama

Northern

  • Bucarasica
  • El Tarra
  • Sardinata
  • Tibú

Eastern

  • Cúcuta
  • El Zulia
  • Los Patios
  • Puerto Santander
  • San Cayetano
  • Villa del Rosario

South-West

  • Cácota
  • Chitagá
  • Mutiscua
  • Pamplona
  • Pamplonita
  • Silos

Center

  • Arboledas
  • Cucutilla
  • Gramalote
  • Lourdes
  • Salazar de las Palmas
  • Santiago
  • Villa Caro

South-East

  • Bochalema
  • Chinácota
  • Durania
  • Herrán
  • Labateca
  • Ragonvalia
  • Toledo

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