Norte de Santander

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Norte de Santander


a department in northeastern Colombia. Area, 20,800 sq km. Population, 627,000 (1971). The capital is Cùcuta.

There is oil drilling and refining in the Catatumbo River basin. Sugarcane and coffee are cultivated in the river valleys and near Cúcuta. Wheat, barley, corn, and potatoes are grown in the spurs of the Cordillera Oriental and are processed locally.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Most of the violent deaths occurred in border regions such as the departments of Norte de Santander and La Guajira.
The programme, titled 'Protecting Conflict-Affected Children and Youth Through Education in Northeast Colombia', extends for three years and targets vulnerable children and youth affected by conflicts in Arauca and Norte de Santander. It directly benefits 15,000 children and young people, Dubai Cares said on Monday.
The bottom five departments were Narino, Meta, Caqueta, Choco, and Norte de Santander. The average score is 7.4, thus, eight departments of the sample (34%) were below this score.
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Media reports earlier said that about 200 soldiers entered the village of Vetas de Oriente in the border department of Norte de Santander last week, stealing money, rifles and household machines from local peasants.

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