Tibú

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Tibú
Municipality an toun
Banner o Tibú
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Offeecial seal o Tibú
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Location o the municipality an toun o Tibú in the Norte de Santander Depairtment o Colombie.
Location o the municipality an toun o Tibú in the Norte de Santander Depairtment o Colombie.
Coordinates: 8°38′24″N 72°44′17″W / 8.64000°N 72.73806°W / 8.64000; -72.73806
Kintra Colombie
DepairtmentNorte de Santander
FoondationNovember 3, 1977
Govrenment
 • MayorJose Del Carmen Garcia Palacios
Area
 • Total2,696 km2 (1,041 sq mi)
Elevation
75 m (246 ft)
Population
 (2005 census)
 • Tot40,182
 • Density14.9/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombie Staundart Time)

Tibú is a Colombie municipality an toun locatit in the depairtment o Norte de Santander.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie o present day Tibú wis established as a camp basement bi ile companies who first arrivit in the aurie in 1945. On March 8, 1945 the Cooncil o Cúcuta appruivit the creation o the corregimiento o Tibu. The Catholic Kirk established the San Luis Beltran Mission an aw an later on 25 Mey 1952 established the pairish. The kirk greatly contributit tae the development o the veelage bi designin the first streets an distributin lots for the first hooses an the cathedral.

It wis erectit municipality later on 1 Januar 1977 in the midst o the jungle o the Catatumbo Region an amaist human inhospitable laund atween Colombie an Venezuela.

Colombian Airmit Conflict[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun an municipalities wur haurdly hit bi the Colombie ceevil war. The aurie haes been a constant dispute atween govrenment forces, the guerrillas o the FARC an ELN an paramilitar groups. On 16 Juin 1996 Unitit Sel-Defence Forces o Colombie members perpetratit the La Gabarra massacre while strugglin for control o the aurie wi FARC.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The municipality o Tibú borders tae the east wi Venezuela, tae the sooth wi the municipalities o Cúcuta an Sardinata, tae the wast wi El Tarra an San Calixto an tae the northwest wi Teorama.

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