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

Special status areas[change | change source]

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

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