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Cúcuta (Spanish: [ˈku.ku.ta] ), 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 approximately 650,000 people according to the 2005-2020 census, making it the 6th largest city in the country. Due to its proximity with Venezuela, Cúcuta is an important commercial center. 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 has been constituted around the city, 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. Its airport, Aeropuerto Internacional Camilo Daza, offers flights to several Colombian cities as well as to Panama City. The city was the place of some of the most important events in Colombian history, like the redaction of the first constitution by the Congress of Cúcuta which led to the foundation of the Republic of Colombia, also known as Gran Colombia, and the Battle of Cúcuta, where troops led by Simón Bolívar defeated the Spanish Royal Rorce, thereby liberating the city from Spanish rule and allowing Bolívar troops to continue their campaign toward Venezuela.

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Cucuta in Colombia offers a unique experience to travellers. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Barichara, Colombia. Barichara is bestowed with interesting set of attractions for every type of traveller. Also, to reach Cucuta, you'll have to take a flight to Barichara; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Cucuta*

  • Cucuta: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Cucuta for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Cucuta.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Cucuta - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 68.75 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 29.14 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 40.04 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Cucuta

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Cucuta

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.69 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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