Guanta

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Guanta
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Official seal of Guanta
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Guanta is located in Venezuela
Guanta
Guanta
Coordinates: 10°14′18″N 64°35′30″W / 10.23833°N 64.59167°W / 10.23833; -64.59167Coordinates: 10°14′18″N 64°35′30″W / 10.23833°N 64.59167°W / 10.23833; -64.59167
Country  Venezuela
State Anzoátegui
Municipality Guanta Municipality
Founded 1594
Area
 • Total 67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 35,000
 • Demonym Guanteño/a
Time zone VST
Postal code 6014
Area code(s) 0281
Climate BSh

Guanta is the capital and largest city of Guanta Municipality. Together with Barcelona, Puerto La Cruz and Lechería it forms a conurbation of around 1.2m inhabitants.

The town is named for the cacique Guantar of the Cumanagoto people, the indigenous inhabitants of the area at the time of the Spanish conquest. Formally founded in 1594, it was already an indigenous settlement before this time.

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  • Media related to Guanta at Wikimedia Commons