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, (Spanish: Península de Paria), is a large peninsula on the Caribbean Sea, in Sucre State, northern Venezuela.

The peninsula is part of the Serranía del Litoral mountain range, in the Venezuelan Coastal Ranges System of the northern Andes. Paria Peninsula separates the Caribbean Sea from its Gulf of Paria.

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