San Cristóbal, Táchira

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San Cristóbal
Flag of San Cristóbal
Official seal of San Cristóbal
"La Ciudad de la Cordialidad"
"Por un Táchira Bonito"
Coordinates: 7°46′N 72°14′W / 7.767°N 72.233°W / 7.767; -72.233Coordinates: 7°46′N 72°14′W / 7.767°N 72.233°W / 7.767; -72.233
CountryVenezuela Venezuela
MunicipalitySan Cristóbal Municipality
FoundedMarch 31, 1561
 • MayorPatricia Gutiérrez de Ceballos (2013-2017)
 • City247 km2 (95 sq mi)
860 m (2,820 ft)
 • City645,925
 • Density2,615.7/km2 (1,634.4/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Demonym
San Cristobalense
Ubication of San Cristóbal in Venezuela

San Cristobal is the capital city of the Táchira State in Venezuela, a mountain state. It is located in the southwest region of Táchira. San Cristobal was founded by Juan de Maldonado in March 31, 1561. San Cristobal makes a frontier by the west with Cúcuta, Colombia; by the east with the Apure state; and by the north with the states of Zulia, Barinas and Trujillo.

Education[change | change source]

San Cristobal has a large student population. There are many post-secondary schools, both public and private, in San Cristobal. Major colleges and universities of San Cristobal are listed below:

Climate[change | change source]

The weather in San Cristobal is tropical; the temperatures are between 19℃ and 28℃ (66 °F and 83 °F).[1] San Cristobal is characterized has two seasons: summer and spring. The temperatures between those two seasons do not change a lot. However, there is more rain in the spring than in the summer.

Night panorama of the city

Political Divisions[change | change source]

  • Parroquia San Juan Bautista^
  • Parroquia La Concordia
  • Parroquia Pedro María Morantes
  • Parroquia San Sebastián
  • Parroquia Francisco Romero Lobo

Sports[change | change source]

The Deportivo Táchira Fútbol Club was founded in 1974 by Gaetano Greco. The Stadium of the Deportivo Tachira is located in the north side of San Cristobal, and it is called Polideportivo de Pueblo Nuevo, and it has a capacity for 38,755 people.

Famous Citizens[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

1.^ Parroquia is a section of the city.

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

Official website Archived 2007-06-30 at the Wayback Machine