Cúcuta is the capital of the department of Norte de Santander, known as the "La Puerta de Oro" or "The Golden Door" because it is the border with Venzuela.
Its metropolitan area it is conformed by the municipalities of Cúcuta, Villa del Rosario, Los Patios and El Zulia. The information of the last census shows tha Cúcuta has a population of 742.324 persons.
Cúcuta is located in the northwest, 580 km to the north of the capital (Bogotá).
The area of the city is 1.176 km2
The average temperature is 28º C.
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Cúcuta has a domestic airport, Camilo Daza and the neighboring airport of San Antonio (Venezuela).
The available airlines are Avianca, Intercontinetal, Aces, Satena, Anvil, Lanc, Aerocusiana, Helivalle, Helicol and flights charter of national and international character, also is usual the arrival of passengers in transit to San Antonio, Venezuela or the foreigner.
Cúcuta is connected by national railroads with the capital (Bogotá) and with Caracas (Capital of Venezuela).
To go to Cúcuta you have to arrive to the "Cúcuta's Bus Station" or in spanish "La Terminal de Transportes de Cúcuta".
There are many public and private transportation companies that offer bus services and cover almost all of the metropolitan area (Villa del Rosario, Los Patios and El Zulia). It's a cheap and a rather safe way (ticket costs around US$ 0.45, but it will cost more depending on the bus, the route and the day) to travel around Cúcuta, and they offer nice and clean vehicles that you will feel comfortable with.
This is by far the best way to travel around if you don't mind spending a bit more for transportation. The cabs here are very clean, safe and they will take you to anywhere you want.