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Táchira is a state in the Andes region of southwestern Venezuela that borders with Colombia.


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  • 1 San Cristóbal — a leafy, prosperous city in a mountainous valley in the temperate green hills of the Andes bordering Colombia
  • 2 San Antonio del Táchira San Antonio del Táchira on Wikipedia — an important gateway between Venezuela and Colombia
  • 3 La Grita La Grita on Wikipedia — its beautiful natural setting offers the visitor different activities like hiking, camping, mountain climbing, and flora and fauna observation

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Táchira is a land between plains and mountains, border of Venezuela but full of natural wonders. This state is called "land of presidents" for being the home of seven presidents including Cipriano Castro, Juan Vicente Gomez, and Isaías Medina Angarita.

It is populated mainly by groups of Chibcha Timotocuic origin and such as the Machirí, Umuquena and Tariba. The territory was extensively colonized in the 16th century. Táchira comes from a word of Timotocuic origin (chibcha) from the term tachure with which it is identified a purple-colored dyeing plant that has medicinal use, known by the name of tun-túa or sibidigua.


Its average temperature is between 10 and 25 °C depending on the place.

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In San Cristóbal there are several places of significant importance for the region, both historically and economically, although not only the tourist center is reserved for its capital also to natural sites such as El Chorro El Indio (Chorro El Indio National Park), Cueva del Bear (Paramillo).



As in many Andean states of Venezuela, the typical dish of the region is the Andean pisca. Similarly, there are very peculiar dishes of this state, such as El Morcón, El Mute and Ajiaco.


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