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Pamplonita River


The Pamplonita River is the main river of the Colombian city of Cucuta and one of the most important of the Norte de Santander Department.

The pamplonita river was used to transport cacao, the main form of wealth in the region and a major axis of the economy during the XVIII and XIX centuries.

It begins, at 3000 m, in the hill of Altogrande, the desert of Fontibon, the neighborhoods of Pamplona.

It descends by the valley of the Cariongo, leaves by the big hole of Pamplona and follows towards the northwest, until the height of Chinacota, receives waters of the gorge Honda and continues lowering until the valley of Cucuta, through where it happens tired, and when leaving it is joined with the Tachira, until ending at the mighty Zulia river, that throws them to the lake of Maracaibo. Most of his course one occurs to 150 ms on the level of the sea.

Its river basin is located on the Eastern mountain range, extending by the southwest of North of Santander, from Pamplona to Puerto Santander.

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