Orinoco Department

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Orinoco Department
Departamento del Orinoco
Location of Orinoco Department
Coordinates: 8°5′N 63°31′W / 8.083°N 63.517°W / 8.083; -63.517
Created 1824
Dissolved 1830
capital Angostura
Population
 • Total 175,000

Orinoco Department was one of the departments of Gran Colombia created in 1824. Its territory was split from the Venezuela Department.

It had borders to

Provinces[edit]

  • Guayana Province. Capital: Angostura. Cantons: Angostura, Barceloneta, Alto Orinoco (capital Caicara), Caroni, Guayana Vieja, Caura (capital cabecera Moitaco), La Pastora and Upata.
  • Barcelona Province. Capital: Barcelona. Cantons: Barcelona, Aragua, Pilar, Piritu, San Diego and Villa del Pao.
  • Cumaná Province. Capital: Cumaná. Cantons: Cumaná, Carupano, Cumanacoa, Maturín, Cariaco, Aragua Cumanés and Río Caribes.
  • Margarita Province. Capital: Asunción. Cantons: Asunción and Norte (capital Santa Ana del Norte).

Coordinates: 8°05′N 63°31′W / 8.083°N 63.517°W / 8.083; -63.517