Anzoátegui State (In
Anzoátegui), is one of the 23 component states of Venezuela, located in the northeastern region of the
Anzoátegui is well known for its beautiful beaches
that attract many visitors. Its coast consists of a single beach
approximately 100 km long.
capital is the city of Barcelona, important cities include Puerto la Cruz and El
Named after the great hero of Venezuelan independence
(1789-1819), this state has its own history.
of Barcelona, which is currently the state's capital, was founded in 1677.
present state of Anzoátegui was included within the Province of Cumaná
, which was itself
part of the Captaincy
General of Venezuela
, along with some other provinces (Guayana
In 1810, it was separated from the province
. However, it was in 1909
that it acquired the present political distribution.
is located in the northeastern region of the country and is
bordered by the states of Monagas and
Sucre to the east,
Bolivar to the south, Guarico
to the west, Miranda to the northwest, and
the Caribbean Sea to the north.
Based on the 2001 census information, the estimated population of
Anzoátegui State in 2007 is 1,477,900 habitants.
Anzoátegui's economy is dominated by Venezuela's principal
. It houses
the "Complejo Petroquímico de Jose", one of the biggest petrochemical
facilities in Latin America.
However, Anzoátegui also has thriving fishing and tourism
Municipalities and municipal seats
Anzoáegui is comprehended by 21 municiplities
), listed below:
- Anaco (Anaco)
- Diego Bautista
- Fernando de Peñalver
de Carmen Carvajal (Valle de
- Francisco de
- Guanta (Guanta)
Gregorio Monagas (Mapire)
- Juan Antonio Sotillo (Puerto la
- Juan Manuel
Ezequiel Bruzual (Clarines)
- Pedro María
- San José de
Guanipa (San José de
- San Juan de
Capistrano (Boca de Uchire)
- Santa Ana (Santa Ana)
Rodríguez (El Tigre)
- Sir Arthur
McGregor (El Chaparro)