Bolívar (state)

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This article is about the Venezuelan state. For the historic state in what is now Colombia, see Bolívar State, Colombia. For other uses, see Bolívar (disambiguation).
State of Venezuela
Flag of Bolívar
Coat of arms of Bolívar
Coat of arms
Anthem: Himno del Estado Bolívar
Location within Venezuela
Location within Venezuela
Country Venezuela
Created 1901
Capital Ciudad Bolívar
 • Governor Francisco Rangel Gomez (2012–2017)
 • Total 240,528 km2 (92,868 sq mi)
Area rank 1st
  26.24% of Venezuela
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 1,410,964
 • Rank 7th
  5.62% of Venezuela
Time zone UTC-04:30
ISO 3166 code VE-F
Emblematic tree Sarrapia (Diphysa punctata)
Salto Ángel, is the highest waterfalls in the world.
Ciudad Bolívar is its capital; famous for its colonial architecture.
Canaima, located in southeastern Bolívar State.

Bolívar (Spanish: Estado Bolívar, IPA: [esˈtaðo βoˈliβar]), is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. The state capital city is Ciudad Bolívar. Bolívar State covers a total surface area of 240,500 km² and as of the 2011 census, had a population of 1,410,964.


The territory covered by present-day Bolívar was previously part of the Guayana Province, a Province of the Spanish Empire (from 1585) and later of Venezuela (until 1864, when the Provinces of Venezuela were replaced by the States of Venezuela, following the Federal War).

Places of interest[edit]


  1. Caroní (Ciudad Guayana)
  2. Cedeño (Caicara del Orinoco)
  3. El Callao (El Callao)
  4. Gran Sabana (Santa Elena de Uairén)
  5. Heres (Ciudad Bolívar)
  6. Padre Pedro Chien (El Palmar)
  7. Piar (Upata)
  8. Raúl Leoni (Ciudad Piar)
  9. Roscio (Guasipati)
  10. Sifontes (Tumeremo)
  11. Sucre (Maripa)


Race and ethnicity[edit]

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

Racial composition Population  %
Mestizo N/A 55.1
White 646,059 39.2
Black 67,573 4.1
Other race N/A 1.6

See also[edit]


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

Coordinates: 8°7′19″N 63°33′0″W / 8.12194°N 63.55000°W / 8.12194; -63.55000