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Guárico State
Estado Guárico
Flag of Guárico State
Coat of arms of Guárico State
Coat of arms
Motto: Si amas la libertad, ven a mis pampas
(Spanish: If you love liberty, come to my plains)
Anthem: Guárico State Anthem
Location within Venezuela
Location within Venezuela
Coordinates: 8°42′N 66°37′W / 8.7°N 66.61°W / 8.7; -66.61Coordinates: 8°42′N 66°37′W / 8.7°N 66.61°W / 8.7; -66.61
Country  Venezuela
Created 1811
Capital San Juan de los Morros
 • Governor Ramón Rodríguez Chacín (2012–present)
 • Total 64,986 km2 (25,091 sq mi)
Area rank 4th
  7.1% of Venezuela
Population (2007 est.)
 • Total 745,100
 • Rank 16th
  2.85% of Venezuela
Time zone UTC-04:30
ISO 3166 code VE-J
Emblematic tree Palma llanera (Copernicia tectorum)
Hato La Fe, Calabozo, Llanos of the Guárico state.
Waterfalls in the El Castrero River.

Guárico (Spanish: Estado Guárico, IPA: [esˈtaðo ˈɣwaɾiko]) is one of the 23 states of Venezuela. The state capital is San Juan de Los Morros. Guárico State covers a total surface area of 64 986 km² and, in 2007, had an estimated population of 745,100. It is named for the Guárico River.


During Colonial Venezuela, the territory of Guárico State was part of the Province of Venezuela. Guárico Province was created as a Province of Venezuela in 1848 by decree of President José Tadeo Monagas, and following the Federal War, Guárico State was created as a State of Venezuela in 1864. In the late nineteenth century (from 1881) it was involved in a series of re-arrangements of Venezuelan states, eventually re-emerging as an independent state in 1899. Its first capital was Calabozo (until October 1874), its second Ortiz (until 1934), when the capital was moved to San Juan de los Morros.[2]

Municipalities and municipal seats[edit]

  1. Camaguán
  2. Chaguaramas
  3. El Socorro
  4. Francisco de Miranda (Calabozo)
  5. José Félix Ribas (Tucupido)
  6. José Tadeo Monagas
  7. San Juan de los Morros
  8. Julián Mellado (El Sombrero)
  9. Las Mercedes
  10. Valle de la Pascua
  11. Ortiz
  12. Pedro Zaraza
  13. San Gerónimo de Guayabal (Guayabal)
  14. San José de Guaribe (San José de Guaribe)
  15. Santa María de Ipire (Santa María de Ipire)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Spanish), Acerca de Guarico
  2. ^ (Spanish), Historia

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