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).
Bolívar
State of Venezuela
Flag of Bolívar
Flag
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
Government
 • Governor Francisco Rangel Gomez (2012–2017)
Area
 • 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)
Website www.e-bolivar.gob.ve
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.

History[edit]

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]

Municipalities[edit]

Bolívar State is sub-divided into eleven municipalities (municipios), given below with their administrative centres, areas and populations:[1]


M unicipality Administrative
centre
Area
(km2)
Population
(Census 2011)
Population
Estimate
30 June 2016
1. Angostura Ciudad Piar 56,916 40,927 52,205
2. Caroní Ciudad Guayana 1,612 704,585 892,269
3. Cedeño Caicara del Orinoco 46,020 67,000 101,800
4. El Callao El Callao 2,223 21,769 25,338
5. Gran Sabana (Santa Elena de Uairén) 32,990 28,450 37,930
6. Heres Ciudad Bolívar 5,851 342,280 414,154
7. Padre Pedro Chien El Palmar 2,275 15,488 18,376
8. Piar Upata 15,900 98,274 124,476
9. Roscio Guasipati 6,182 21,750 27,226
10. Sifontes Tumeremo 24,393 50,082 62,798
11. Sucre Maripa 46,166 20,359 24,327
Total State Ciudad Bolívar 240,528 1,410,964 1,780,899

Population[edit]

Race and ethnicity[edit]

According to the 2011 Census, the racial composition of the population was:[2]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadistica, Caracas.
  2. ^ "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°7′19″N 63°33′0″W / 8.12194°N 63.55000°W / 8.12194; -63.55000