Norte de Santander

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Depairtment o North Santander
Departamento de Norte de Santander
Banner o Depairtment o North Santander
Coat o airms o Depairtment o North Santander
Coat o airms
Anthem: Himno Oficial del Departamento Norte de Santander
Norte de Santander shown in red
Norte de Santander shown in red
Coordinates: 7°54′N 72°30′W / 7.900°N 72.500°W / 7.900; -72.500
Kintra  Colombie
Region Andean Region
Established 25 Julie 1910
Caipital Cúcuta
 • Govrenor William Villamizar Laguado (Colombie Conservative Pairty)
 • Total 21,658 km2 (8,362 sq mi)
Aurie rank 24
Population (2005)[1]
 • Tot 1,228,028
 • Rank 12
 • Density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-05
ISO 3166 code CO-NSA
Provinces 6
Municipalities 40

North Santander (in Spaingie, Norte de Santander) is a depairtment o Colombie. It is in the north o the kintra, borderin Venezuela. Its caipital is Cúcuta, ane o the major ceeties o Colombie.

North Santander Depairtment is bordered bi Venezuela tae the east an north, bi Santander an Boyacá tae the sooth, an bi Santander an Cesar tae the east.[2]

The offeecial depairtment name in Spaingie is "Departamento de Norte de Santander" (North Santander Depairtment) in honor o the Colombie militar an poleetical leader Francisco de Paula Santander. North Santander Depairtment is locatit in the northwastren zone o the Colombie Andean Region.

The aurie o present day Norte de Santander played an important role in the history o Colombie, duringthe War o unthirldom frae Spain when Congress gave oreegin tae the Greater Colombie in Villa del Rosario.

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