Ocaña, Norte de Santander
|Ocaña, Norte de Santander|
|Municipality and town|
|Department||Norte de Santander Department|
|• Mayor||Jesus Antonio Sanchez|
|• Total||460 km2 (180 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,202 m (3,944 ft)|
|• Density||190/km2 (500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
|Area code(s)||57 + 7|
|Website||Official website (Spanish)|
Ocaña is a town and municipality in the Colombian Department of Norte de Santander. Ocaña is the second largest populated center of this department. It played an important role during the Independence of Colombia from the Spanish monarchy.
The city was founded by Francisco Fernández de Contreras. In 1576 the city was moved to its present location. On April 9, 1828 the National Convention met to discuss the politic and administrative organization of the Republic.
Geography and climate
- Location: Bogotá. . The city of Ocaña is 610 km from
- Surface: 460 km2, 2.2% of the North Santander Department total area
- Height: 1,202 meters on the level of the sea Ocaña are on the Andean Eastern mountain range. The 2,600 mountains surround that reach msnm. Its average temperature is 22 °C.
The main economic activities are agriculture, the livestock raising, commerce, small industries and mining, with silver operation, copper and iron. The city is served by the Aguas Claras airport.
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Ocaña
- Cúcuta, the state capital.
- Pamplona, the third municipality of the state.