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Video Introduction to Venezuela  

 
Introduction to Amazonas Region Introduction to Andes Region Introduction to Caribbean Islands Region Introduction to Central & Cloud Forest Region Introduction to Los Llanos Region Introduction to Orinoco River - Delta Region Introduction to Gran Sabana Region
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INDEX of GEOPOLITICAL AND GENERAL INFORMATION BY STATE

 

 

                    

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General Information by State

 

 

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1-Geopolitical division 
2-MAP VIAL 
3-Basic DATA 
4-TOURISM 
5-Geography 
6-Geology 
7-Relief 
8-Climate 
9-Hydrography 
10-Vegetation 
12-Fauna 
13-Mineral resources 
14-Population 
15-NATIONAL PARKS 
16-Economic ACTIVITY 
17-TRADITIONS 

                               GUÁRICO 

Geopolitical division 

With the creation of the first counties, Guárico was part of the County of Venezuela. 
Later on member of the County of Caracas became. In 1848, she/he is formed the County 
of Guárico. In 1864 it passes to belong to the state White Guzmán, recovering their personality 
as state in 1899. It is divided in fourteen municipalities and thirty nine parishes. 

MAP VIAL 

The two main communication roads are: the highway that leads to the plains of the south and the 
that it crosses the state from this to west. Among the most important populations they are counted: 
Prison, Camaguán, Chaguaramas, The Mercedes, Santa María of Ipire, Tucupido, Valley of 
The Easter and Chintz. 

Basic DATA 

Capital 
San Juan of The Muzzles. 
Location 
Region of The Plains. 
Limits 
North: Miranda, Aragua and Carabobo. 
South: Bolivar and Hurry. 
This: Anzoátegui. 
West: Cojedes and Barinas. 
Surface 
64 986 km2. 
Percentage of the national territory 
7,09%. it is the fourth entity with bigger surface of the country. 

TOURISM 

It has two natural monuments: San Juan's Muzzles, in the denominated place The 
Door of the Plains. It is formed by jagged hills that seem some at the distance 
castles in ruins. And the hill Platillón that is the highest in the Serranía of the Interior. The landscape 
it is mountainous, with a mass boscosa always cloudy. There important tributaries are born of the one 
river Guárico that feeds the reservoir of the region. It was also called Juan Germán Roscio. 
In the square Bolivar of the capital the San Juanote, San Juan's 40 statue is 
meters of high. The thermal bathrooms of San Juan of the Muzzles are in the same area, with 
you dilute sulfurous of superior temperatures to the 30 °C. The spa The Muzzles and The 
Castrero. In the road the Tidelands of Camaguán are to San Fernando. In Cabruta she/he is 
the national park Aguaro-Guariquito to enjoy the savanna ecosystem. In Prison 
it highlights the Park it Dams It, the Cathedral (built among 1754-1790) and the church of Those 
Mercedes. In Valley of The Easter, the reservoirs: The Easter and Tamanaco. As well as those 
towns of Thorn, Santa María of Ipire and Tucupido. 

Geography 

Relief 
It belongs to the natural counties of the central Plains and the System of the Costa. Those 
Central plains have landscapes of denudación plateaus and of tables, valleys, plains 
alluvial and eolic. The denudación plateau possesses a wavy relief with slopes of 
3 to 8% and hills with slopes of 8%. The relief of the table plateau varies of plane to 
wavy, with slopes between 1 and 3% and borders of banks disectados. The valley landscape is 
of vegas and terraces of plane relief to lightly wavy, with slopes smaller than 3%. 
The alluvial plains have extensive areas of plane relief with slopes from 0 to 3%. 
The eolic plains are of plane relief to wavy and slopes of 1 to 8%. The System of the 
Costa has a mountain landscape and the piedemonte sector presents an uneven relief 
with slopes between 25% and 40%, respectively. The floors are loamy with variations 
of texture. In the plane areas the drainage is faulty. Areas of lands exist of high and 
moderated fertility in the valleys along the numerous rivers. 

Climate 
The temperatures annual stockings are superior to 26 ºC. According to the classification 
climatic of Köeppen, the predominant climate is of savanna (Aw). The precipitation average 
it oscillates among annual 1 000-1 500 mm. A marked distribution of the rains is observed in 
two periods, one between the months of November and April, and the rainy one of May to October. 
The system hidrográfico is conformed by the rivers: Orinoco, Portuguese, Smutty, Guárico, 
Orituco, Guariquito, Manapire, Tamanaco and Zuata that drenan toward two big slopes: the 
of the Caribbean, understood by the rivers of the basin of the Unare, and that of the Atlantic, constituted for 
the courses of water that Orinoco flows toward the basin of the river. 
It has two important aquifer: one to the east, toward the sector of Tucupido, and the other one to the south 
of Prison. Several systems exist of you dam for the watering, among those that highlight: the 
it dams of the Guárico and the reservoirs Beach of Stone and Guanapito. 

Vegetation 
The vegetable covering is represented in the tropical dry forest, which one of those constitutes 
set natural more extensive of the country, with arboreal strata, formations arbustivas, 
herbaceous and typical savannas of the floor tropical altitudinal. The readiness of agricultural lands is 
of approximately 50% of moderate potential to high, capable for the agricultural exploitation 
vegetable y/o the intensive cattle raising and semiintensiva. The forest resources are limited for 
the physical-natural conditions. They highlight: olive tree, araguaney, ceiba, cherry tree, I dredge, jobo, puy 
and saqui-saqui. 

Fauna 
Among the mammals they highlight: chigüire, deer, báquiro, cunaguaro, fox, mountain cat and 
diverse species of monkeys. The most abundant reptiles are: you dribble, tortoises and snakes of 
it dilutes. The most outstanding aquatic birds are: cotúa zamura, cotúa needle, bird of black, 
blue, íbises and yokels. 

Mineral resources 
It has a great reservation of natural gas. To the south of the state the oil strip is located of the one 
Orinoco, where the perforation of exploratory wells of the subcuenca has been reactivated 
Guárico. They also exist: sands silíceas, barita, burdens, plaster and zinc. 

Population 

The population is of 488 623 hab according to the XII General Census of Population and Housing 1990, 
being placed in the fifteenth place with regard to the national total. The populational density 
it is of 7,5 hab/km2, 12,4 hab/km2 less than the national average. The rates of growth 
presently century, they show growths and not very significant decrecimientos. The population 
it is distributed fundamentally in three municipalities: Miranda (18,93%), Infant (16,26%) and 
Roscio (15,25%), in which concentrate the three more important cities of the entity: 
Prison, Valley of the Easter and San Juan of the Muzzles, respectively, constituting those 
main centers of industrial localization and development of economic activities. 

NATIONAL PARKS 

It possesses two national parks: Aguaro Guariquito, in the Central Plains, to the south of the state. 
And Guatopo, in the mountainous region of the Serranía of the interior, among Santa Teresa of the Tuy 
(state Miranda) to the north and Altagracia of Orituco (Guárico) to the south. 


Economic ACTIVITY 

The main economic activity is the agricultural one. It occupies the first place in the production of 
sorghum, caraota, mango, bean, melon, sideburn and tomato; it is the second in rice, corn, milky and 
onion; and the third in cotton, soya and tobacco. It has been able to generate linkages with the one 
agroindustrial sector, supported by the existence of 16 reservoirs and three watering systems. The 
cattle raising of bovine and of swinish it places to the state as one of the main ones 
suppliers of agricultural products. As for the timber activity, it is located in the one 
seventh place with regard to the national total. The industries of petroleum, natural gas and I cement 
they are the most representative. 


TRADITIONS 

The joropo llanero is interpreted during the whole year in the central plains of the states 
Guárico, Hurry, Cojedes, Barinas and Portuguese. However, in the departments of the Goal, 
Vichada, Casanare and Arauca of Colombia are also cultivated with characteristic very similar. 
With spending of the years the joropo llanero it was subdivided in two big musical forms: 
blows and passages. To the first one she/he is qualified as hefty, while the second she/he has a 
more lyrical character. In the blows she/he is sung to the heroic thing, the tradition, the love to the earth, the one 
I root, the defense of the identity, the patriotic thing and the colombo-Venezuelan fraternity. For its 
it leaves, the passage is more romantic and she/he sings to the love and the earth fundamentally. In those 
Plains stand out a diversity in ways of joropos of great musical wealth. It fits 
to mention: Pajarillo (the most diffused one), Catira (their letters sing the woman), it Hums that it hums 
(it requires of a technique purified for their execution), Sanrafael (the topics usually rotate in 
lathe to the fishing), Six for right (it is the most representative blow), Six perreao (it is one 
variant of the six for right) and Quirpa (a blow of 3x4). 


 


 

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