El Guache National Park

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El Guache National Park
Parque nacional El Guache
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of El Guache National ParkParque nacional El Guache
Map showing the location of El Guache National ParkParque nacional El Guache
Location  Venezuela
Coordinates 9°34′N 69°33′W / 9.567°N 69.550°W / 9.567; -69.550Coordinates: 9°34′N 69°33′W / 9.567°N 69.550°W / 9.567; -69.550
Area 122 km2 (47 sq mi)
Established June 5, 1992 (1992-06-05)

The El Guache National Park[1] (Spanish: Parque nacional El Guache)[2] Is a protected area with the status of national park[3] in Venezuela,[4] located at the beginning of the Andes mountain range, comprising mountainous parts of the Lara and Portuguesa states, and the birth of the Guache, Ospino, Toco, Morador and Are rivers. 2 In its adjacencies is the mighty waterfall San Miguel. It has an area of 12,200 ha traditionally measured and 15,960 Ha. Its temperature is between 19 °C. and 26 °C. Precipitation varies between 1800 and 2000 mm annually.

It was decreed National Park on June 5, 1992, in order to protect the high basins of the Guache, Ospino, Bocoy, Toco and Are rivers.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Parque nacional El Guache". inparques.gob.ve. Retrieved 2017-03-11. 
  2. ^ A, Nidia L. Cuello (1999-01-01). Parque Nacional Guaramacal (in Spanish). UNELLEZ. ISBN 9789803790035. 
  3. ^ Memoria y cuenta (in Spanish). Ministerio del Ambiente y de los Recursos Naturales Renovables. 1994-01-01. 
  4. ^ Guía ecoturística de Venezuela (in Spanish). Miro Popić Editor C.A. 1995-01-01.