States of Venezuela

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States of Venezuela

Venezuela is divided into 23 states (estados), 1 capital district and the federal dependencies that consist of a large number of Venezuelan islands. Venezuela also claims the Guayana Esequiba territory which is made up of six districts in the independent nation of Guyana.[1][2][3]

States[change | change source]

Below is a list of the 23 states of Venezuela. The states are listed along with their correspondent emblems, data and location.[3]

Flag Coat of Arms States Capital city Population (2010 est.) Area Region Location
Flag of Amazonas State.svg Escudo amazonas.gif Amazonas Puerto Ayacucho 142,200 180,145 km² Guayana Venezuela Amazonas State Location.svg
Flag of Anzoátegui State.svg Ve Anzoategui.png Anzoátegui Barcelona 1,654,900 43,300 km² Nor - Oriental Venezuela Anzoategui State Location.svg
Flag of Apure State.svg Coat of arms of Apure.png Apure San Fernando de Apure 499,900 76,500 km² Llanos Venezuela Apure State Location.svg
Flag of Aragua State.svg Coat of arms of Aragua.png Aragua Maracay 1,665,200 7,014 km² Central Venezuela Aragua State Location.svg
Flag of Barinas State.svg Barinas.jpg Barinas Barinas 756,600 35,200 km² Andean Venezuela Barinas State Location.svg
Bolivar State flag.png Ve bolivar-escut.png Bolívar Ciudad Bolívar 1,852,800 238,000 km² Guayana Venezuela Bolivar State Location.svg
Flag of Carabobo State.svg Escudocarabobob.jpg Carabobo Valencia 2,531,000 4,650 km² Central Venezuela Carabobo State Location.svg
Flag of Cojedes State.svg Escudo cojedes-1-.jpg Cojedes San Carlos 340,300 14,800 km² Central Venezuela Cojedes State Location.svg
Flag of Delta Amacuro State.svg Delta Amacuro CoA.png Delta Amacuro Tucupita 159,700 40,200 km² Guayana Venezuela Delta Amacuro State Location.svg
Flag of Falcon State.png ESCUDO DEL ESTADO FALCON.jpg Falcón Coro 961,500 24,800 km² Central - Occidental Venezuela Falcon State Location.svg
align=left Escudo Guarico.png Guárico San Juan De Los Morros 745,100 64,986 km² Llanos Venezuela Guarico State Location.svg
Flag of Lara State.svg Lara Barquisimeto 1,999,100 19,800 km² Central - Occidental Venezuela Lara State Location.svg
Flag of Mérida.svg Escudo Mérida.gif Mérida Mérida 895,800 11,300 km² Andean Venezuela Merida State Location.svg
Flag of Miranda state.svg Escudo estado Miranda.jpg Miranda Los Teques 3,010,900 7,950 km² Capital Venezuela Miranda State Location.svg
Flag of Monagas State.png Escudo Monagas.gif Monagas Maturín 999,300 28,930 km² Nor - Oriental Venezuela Monagas State Location.svg
Flag of Nueva Esparta.svg Nueva Esparta La Asunción 508,900 1,150 km² Insular Venezuela Nueva Esparta State Location.svg
Flag of Portuguesa.svg Escudo Portuguesa.jpg Portuguesa Guanare 919,400 15,200 km² Central - Occidental Venezuela Portuguesa State Location.svg
Flag of Sucre State.svg Coat of arms of Sucre State.png Sucre Cumaná 945,600 11,800 km² Nor - Oriental Venezuela Sucre State Location.svg
Flag of Táchira.svg Escudo Estado Tachira.svg Táchira San Cristóbal 1,225,300 11,100 km² Andean Venezuela Tachira State Location.svg
Flag of Trujillo State.svg Escudo trujillo Vzla.gif Trujillo Trujillo 747,400 7,400 km² Andean Venezuela Trujillo State Location.svg
Flag of Vargas State.svg Escudo vargas.PNG Vargas La Güaira 337,900 1,496 km² Capital Venezuela Vargas State Location.svg
Flag of Yaracuy State.svg Escudo yaracuy.JPG Yaracuy San Felipe 640,700 7,100 km² Central - Occidental Venezuela Yaracuy State Location.svg
Flag of Zulia State.svg Armoirie.Zulia.Venezuela.png Zulia Maracaibo 4,020,200 63,100 km² Zulian Venezuela Zulia State Location.svg

Special status areas[change | change source]

Flag Coat of Arms Area Capital city Population (2007 est.) Area Location
Bandera de Caracas.svg EscudoCaracasDC.png Capital District Caracas 2,085,500 433 km² Venezuela Capital Location.svg
Federal dependencies of Venezuela's Flag.svg Escudodearmasdelestado1.jpg Federal Dependencies Los Roques 15,420 342 km² Venezuela Federal Dependences Location.svg

References[change | change source]

  1. U.S. Department of State: Background Note: Venezuela.
  2. Statoids: States of Venezuela.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hernández Caballero, Serafín (Editor). (1998): Gran Enciclopedia de Venezuela. Editorial Globe, C.A. Caracas. 10 volúmenes. ISBN 980-6427-00-9 ISBN 980-6427-10-6

Other websites[change | change source]