Not to be confused with Chinauta
—  Municipality and town  —
Location of the municipality and town of Chinácota in the Norte de Santander Department of Colombia.
Country  Colombia
Department Norte de Santander Department
Time zone Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)

Chinácota is a small town and municipality located in the Department of Norte de Santander in Colombia, South America. This department is located on the North-Eastern region of the country, near the border with Venezuela. Chinácota has a population of approximately 15,000 people (town plus surroundings) according to the 2005 Colombian census.

The Municipality of Chinácota extends over 167 square kilometers and is located at an approximate altitude of 1,175 meters over the sea level. The average temperature range is between 12 to 22 degrees Celsius.

The urban area of Chinácota comprises about 29 neighborhoods and it includes a residential count of approximately 2,600 houses. Chinácota is expected to grow by about 66% by the year 2011.

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Coordinates: 7°37′N 72°36′W / 7.617°N 72.6°W / 7.617; -72.6

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