Saravena is a city and municipality in Arauca Department, Colombia. It is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south of Colombia's border with Venezuela.[1] The area of about 47,000 people near the Venezuelan border has had FARC and ELN activity as well as a Colombian military presence.[2]

Saravena
Municipality and town
Location of the municipality and town of Saravena in the Arauca Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of Saravena in the Arauca Department of Colombia
Coordinates: 6°57′20″N 71°52′20″W / 6.95556°N 71.87222°W / 6.95556; -71.87222Coordinates: 6°57′20″N 71°52′20″W / 6.95556°N 71.87222°W / 6.95556; -71.87222
Country Colombia
DepartmentArauca Department
Area
 • Municipality and town658.7 km2 (254.3 sq mi)
Elevation
220 m (730 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Municipality and town47,203
 • Urban
37,035
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
ClimateAf

It is served by Los Colonizadores Airport.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps.
  2. ^ "Viaje al 'triángulo rojo de la guerra', la zona de Arauca donde se siente el rigor del conflicto". Noticias Caracol. February 18, 2019.