Metropolitan Area of Cúcuta

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Cúcuta metropolitan area
Cúcuta-Los Patios-Villa del Rosario
Motto: Por la región lo damos todo!.
Metropolitan Area
Metropolitan Area
Cúcuta metropolitan area is located in Colombia
Cúcuta metropolitan area
Cúcuta metropolitan area
Metropolitan Area
Coordinates: 7°54′N 72°34′W / 7.900°N 72.567°W / 7.900; -72.567Coordinates: 7°54′N 72°34′W / 7.900°N 72.567°W / 7.900; -72.567
Nacional Colombia
Department North Santander
Largest city Cúcuta
Other Municipalities Villa del Rosario, Los Patios, El Zulia, Puerto Santander, San Cayetano.
 • Total 470 sq mi (1,200 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 804,632
 • Density 399/sq mi (154/km2)
Time zone Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)

The Cúcuta metropolitan area is a Colombian metropolitan area located in the eastern section of the Norte de Santander department bordering with Venezuela.[1] Its main city is Cúcuta.[2] It is composed by the municipalities of Cúcuta, Los Patios,[3] Villa del Rosario,[4] San Cayetano,[5] El Zulia[6] and Puerto Santander.[7]

Metropolitan Areas of Colombia

It was created by the Decree # 000508 of 1991.[8]

The Mayor of Cúcuta has authority over all the municipalities of this conurbation as the Metropolitan Mayor, although these territorial beings conserve their autonomy (mayorship, council, etc..).

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