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Arauca, Arauca

Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.

Arauca is the capital of the Arauca Department of Colombia. It is located in the Arauca municipality. In 1993, the population of the city was 39,518. The Arauca region was explored by the German conquistador Jorge de la Espira, aka Georg von Speyer, in 1536. Arauca was founded on December 4, 1780 by Juan Isidro Daboin on the site of an indigenous hamlet of about ten families called Guahibo. Arauca was named after the Arauca River which now separates it from Venezuela, which river in turn was named for the indigenous people the Arauca.

A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Arauca is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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