Coloncito Tachira Venezuela


Coloncito is the capital of the Panamericano Municipality, one of the twenty-nine municipalities that are part of the Táchira State in the Andes of Venezuela. It has an area of 776 km² . Its creation dates back to January 9, 1916. Perp is on October 20, 1972 when its foundation is legalized.

The city is bordered on the north by the Zulia state from the mouth of the Oropito Cano on the Jabillo River, to the south by the Municipality San Judas Tadeo, Jáuregui and Seboruco, to the east by the Samuel Darío Maldonado Municipality, to the west by the García de Hevia Municipality. It is also very close to sister Republica de Colombia on the Puerto Santander stretch.

It is the first to receive the rays of dawn that illuminate the green fields used for cattle farming and agriculture. The settlement of Coloncito increased by the number of peasant workers interested in the work of the various livestock farming and dairy farms.

Far north between the foothills (eastern skirt and western skirt), at the end of the Mérida mountain range, and at the beginning of extensive plains towards the depression of Lake Maracaibo are hot lands that were invaded at the beginning by hunters from La Grita and other high mountain areas near the Umuquena River and Caño Actual.

In Coloncito there are 2 petrol pumps and one is called Caño Real if you go from the city of Vigia is the second gasoline pump that we find on the Pan-American Highway.

The Panamericano municipality is considered a border junction, it allows connection to other towns in Táchira such as Orope and Boca de Grita, in the Venezuelan municipality of García de Hevia; and Puerto Santander, in Colombia's Norte de Santander department. Likewise, from this town there are roads to the states of Zulia and Mérida. Coloncito arises when immigration flows began to build the first houses between 1916 and 1953.

Specifically, January 9, 1916 is the date of foundation of the town, Mercedes Contreras de Chacon was the one who applied to the Cabildo de La Grita the concession of nine hectares of land. There, Finca “Coloncito” was built, in homage to the place of origin of Mrs. Contreras. Thus, after more than 30 years, several family constructions were evidenced around the Pan American Highway [Troncal 01]. Another woman contributing to the formation of the Pan-American municipality was Carmen Morales de Valera, recognized as “Mrs. Bárbara de Uribante”, as she was the president of the Legislative Assembly in 1972, the same year in which the Panamerican municipality was established (October 20, 1972).

In this locality there are some spas that could arise from the National Hydraulic Reserve South of Lake Maracaibo where several springs appear [Caño Domingo, Caño Guayabita, Caño Barrial, Caño Arenosa, Caño Seco, Caño Real, Caño Pajui, Caño Negro], ravines [Ravine La Casiana, Ravine La Gota, Ravine Canta Rana, Ravine El Cerrito, Chispa Creek, Los Caños Creek], and rivers [Jabillo River, Morotuto River, Umuquena River, Pajitas River, Caquetrira River, Chiquito River].

I remember when I was a kid and they took us for a walk at least 3 times a year. I used to list how many pipes and rivers we found from the exit of our home in Caja Seca Municipality Sucre State Zulia until we reached the Panamericano Municipality Tachira State. There were countless pipes that I found and among those that caught my attention the most was caño moscudo and river culebra.

Coloncito is known as the city of El Toro because when we arrived we found a statue of a Bull that symbolizes the traditional bullfights that were held in the same one that I loved going to see with my uncle Francisco so much.

As a child when I arrived in Coloncito my uncle told me she was not afraid when she saw the Bull because children are afraid. And I remember telling her I was a brave girl and those things didn't scare me.

The river that I liked the most is the one that is just before arriving at the municipal cemetery. And go for a nature walk in Umuquema and swim in the artificial lagoons of the farms of my cousin Francisco Leonardo.

Here they sell the richest guava breads and quesadillas that I have been able to try in all of Venezuela and if I liked to travel and try the diversity of foods.

Here I am going to share some photographs of the place.