Guayana Region, Venezuela

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Not to be confused with Guyana, Ghana, Guinea, or French Guiana.
This article is about the Region of Venezuela. For other places with similar names, see Guianas.
Guayana Region, in the east, is the largest region.

The Guayana Region is an administrative region of Venezuela. The region has a population of 1,383,297 inhabitants and a territory of 458,344 km2, slightly over half the area of the whole country. It borders the independent nation of Guyana (formerly British Guiana) which forms part of The Guianas. Geographically it is part of the Guiana Shield and is also known as the Venezuelan Guayana.[1] It was once referred to as Spanish Guiana, which is now divided between the Venezuelan states of Amazonas, Delta Amacuro and Bolívar.

Federal States[edit]

The Guayana Region comprises three of the federal States of Venezuela.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Berry, P.E., B.K. Holst & K. Yatskievych (eds.) (1995). Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Volume 1. Introduction. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.