Santa Ana del Tachira is a town in T�chira, Venezuela. It is the capital of C�rdoba Municipality. It was founded in 1860 by Timoteo Chac�n.
T�chira is one of the 23 states of Venezuela. The state capital is San Crist�bal.
T�chira State covers a total surface area of 11,100 km2 (4,290 mi2) and, in 2007, had an estimated population of 1,177,300. At the end of the 19th century, T�chira state was the place where oil was discovered in Venezuela. It was exploited for many years. Currently, its main economic revenues come from the production of coffee and pineapple. The cattle and agricultural activities play an important role in T�chira's economy. There is also a strong industrial sector which focuses on the processing of potato, sugar, milk, and cheese and the production of textiles.
T�chira is one of the three Venezuelan Andean states (the other two are M�rida and Trujillo). This state borders with Zulia State in the north, Barinas and M�rida states in the East, Apure and Barinas states in the south and Colombia (Norte de Santander Department) in the west