Barinas (state)

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Barinas State
Estado Barinas
State
Flag of Barinas State
Flag
Coat of arms of Barinas State
Coat of arms
Motto: Dios y Federación
(English: God and Federation)
Anthem: Barinas State Anthem
Location within Venezuela
Location within Venezuela
Country  Venezuela
Created 1937
Capital Barinas
Government
 • Governor Adán Chávez (2008–present)
Area
 • Total 35,200 km2 (13,600 sq mi)
Area rank 8th
  3.84% of Venezuela
Population (2007 est.)
 • Total 756,600
 • Rank 15th
  2.87% of Venezuela
Time zone UTC-04:30
ISO 3166 code VE-E
Emblematic tree Cedro (Cedrela odorata)
Website www.barinas.net.ve
Capybara in Barinas state, (Llanos)

Barinas (Spanish: Estado Barinas, IPA: [esˈtaðo βaˈɾinas]) is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. The state capital is Barinas. Former President Hugo Chávez was born in this state. His brother Adán Chávez is the governor.

Barinas State covers a total surface area of 35,200 km² and, in 2007, had an estimated population of 756,600.

Municipalities and municipal seats[edit]

  1. Alberto Arvelo Torrealba (Sabaneta)
  2. Andrés Eloy Blanco (El Cantón)
  3. Antonio José de Sucre (Socopó)
  4. Arismendi (Arismendi)
  5. Barinas (Barinas)
  6. Bolívar (Barinitas)
  7. Cruz Paredes (Barrancas)
  8. Ezequiel Zamora (Santa Bárbara)
  9. Obispos (Obispos)
  10. Pedraza (Ciudad Bolivia)
  11. Rojas (Libertad)
  12. Sosa (Ciudad de Nutrias)

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 8°38′N 70°12′W / 8.633°N 70.200°W / 8.633; -70.200