Ocumare de la Costa

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Ocumare de la Costa
San Sebastián de Ocumare de la Costa
Ocumare de la Costa is located in Venezuela
Ocumare de la Costa
Ocumare de la Costa
Coordinates: 10°29′10″N 67°46′21″W / 10.48611°N 67.77250°W / 10.48611; -67.77250Coordinates: 10°29′10″N 67°46′21″W / 10.48611°N 67.77250°W / 10.48611; -67.77250
Country  Venezuela
State Aragua
Municipality Ocumare de la Costa de Oro Municipality
Population
 • Total 7,000
 • Demonym Ocumareño/a
Time zone VST

Ocumare de la Costa (Spanish pronunciation: [okuˈmaɾe ðe la ˈkosta]) is a small coastal town and the capital of the Ocumare de la Costa de Oro Municipality, located 25 miles north of Aragua, Venezuela. Called simply Ocumare, the colonial town sits at the skirts of the Venezuelan Coastal Range, adding the peculiar natural elements of the Henri Pittier National Park. Production of cocoa and fishing are the main industries in Ocumare. The valley leads into the Caribbean Sea, making Ocumare's beaches an important touristic area in the country.

Ocumare was colonized in the 17th century led by Spanish captain Lorenzo Martínez Madrid and incorporated in 1731. The original inhabitants of the area were indigenous tribes under Cacique “Barriga”.

Now, there are 5 big families related from the original population. The Echenagucia, Concepción ( David Concepción, famous baseball player is a member of this family ), Gonzalez, Arias and Solorzano. Now this family is around Venezuela, principally in Maracay, Caracas, Valencia and Margarita.