Rahul Sharma

La Grita

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Country  Venezuela
Municipality  Jáuregui Municipality
Elevation  1,440 m (4,720 ft)
Population  90,000 (2011)
Area code  0277
State  Táchira
Founded  2 November 1576
Time zone  VST
Local time  Friday 12:28 AM
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Weather  15°C, Wind NW at 3 km/h, 81% Humidity

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La Grita is a town in the north west of Táchira state, Venezuela. It has a population of 80.000. Located in an Andean valley, La Grita is known for its beautiful natural setting and its fertile land. Its colonial style houses and open plazas decorate the town's facade. La Grita's diverse ecosystem offers the visitor different activities like hiking, camping, mountain climbing, and flora and fauna observation. Religious tourism is a main attraction during Semana Santa or during the celebration of the Santo Cristo de La Grita every August 6.

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Map of La Grita, T%C3%A1chira, Venezuela

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History

Founded by the Spanish Captain Francisco de Cáceres, in 1576, also known as ciudad de Atenas or ciudad del Espíritu Santo, it was the capital of the Province of La Grita (1576–1607). Later the town was a strategic point in Simon Bolivar's "Admirable Campaign" (1813). Bolivar stayed at the "Balcony House", now known as a site of great value to Venezuela's independence movement.

La Grita was affected by the 1875 Cúcuta earthquake.

Culture

La Grita has a community TV station, Jaureguina TV.

References

La Grita Wikipedia


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