Barinas (state)

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Barinas
State of Venezuela
Flag of Barinas
Flag
Motto: Dios y Federación
(English: God and Federation)
Anthem: Himno del Estado Barinas
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 (2011)
 • Total 816,264
 • 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

Barinas State (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 2011, had an estimated population of 816,264.

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)

Population[edit]

Race and ethnicity[edit]

According to the 2011 Census, the racial composition of the population was:[1]

Racial composition Population  %
Mestizo N/A 54.1
White 344,265 41.9
Black 21,363 2.6
Other race N/A 1.4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resultado Básico del XIV Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2011 (Mayo 2014)" (PDF). Ine.gov.ve. p. 29. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 

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