Paria Peninsula

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Paria Peninsula, between the Caribbean Sea (above/north) and Gulf of Paria (south).
Seen from space.
The Paria Peninsula is part of Sucre State in northeastern Venezuela.

The Paria Peninsula, (Spanish: Península de Paria), is a large peninsula on the Caribbean Sea, in Sucre State, northern Venezuela. It separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Paria.

The peninsula is part of the Serranía del Litoral mountain range, in the Venezuelan Coastal Range portion of the northern Andes. Its tip almost touches the island of Trinidad.

Península de Paria National Park is located on the peninsula.

Paria Region[edit]

As a political subdivision, the Paria Region of the peninsula is the aggregation of six municipalities within the Sucre State:

  • Bermúdez (Capital: Carúpano),
  • Arismendi (Capital: Río Caribe),
  • Benítez (Capital: El Pilar),
  • Libertador (Capital: Tunapuy),
  • Mariño (Capital: Irapa)
  • Valdez (Capital: Güiria).


Coordinates: 10°42′N 62°30′W / 10.7°N 62.5°W / 10.7; -62.5