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Becerril or Becerril de Campos is a town and municipality of the Colombian department of Cesar.


The town of Becerril was founded on March 4, 1594 by the Spanish Captain Bartolome de Anibal Paleologo Becerra during the Spanish colonization of the Americas. In 1977 became a municipality part of the Cesar Department.


The municipality of Becerril borders to the east with the country of Venezuela where the Serrania del Perija mountain ranges is shared, the municipality of Codazzi to the north, to the west with the municipality of El Paso and to the south with the municiapality of La Jagua de Ibirico covering an area of 1,143 km. Its terrain is made up of plains almost entirely with the exception of the mountainous western border with Venezuela. The area is watered by the Maracas River and the Tocuy River among other streams.


Becerril has an average temperature of 30C through out the year. With two summer seasons (dry) and two winter seasons (rain).

Administrative Divisions


Estados Unidos


La Guajirita.


Becerril official website

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