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Falcón State
Estado Falcón
State

Flag

Coat of arms
Motto: Dios y Federación
(Spainyie: God an Federation)
Anthem: Falcón State Anthem
Location athin Venezuela
Kintra Banner o Venezuela Venezuela
Created 1864[c]
Caipital Coro
Government
 • Govrenor Stella Lugo (2008–2012)
Area
 • Total 24,800 km2 (9,600 sq mi)
Area rank 10t
  2.71% o Venezuela
Population (2010 est.)
 • Total 950,057
 • Rank 11t
  3.45% o Venezuela
Time zone UTC-04:30
ISO 3166 code VE-I
Emblematic tree Cují yaque (Prosopis juliflora)
Website www.falcon.gob.ve
^[c] As Coro State; in 1874, it was renamed as Falcón State.
Médanos de Coro, Falcón.

Falcón State (Spainyie: Estado Falcón, IPA: [esˈtaðo falˈkon]) is ane o the 23 states (estados) intae which Venezuela is dividit. The state caipital is Coro.

Demographics an geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Falcón State covers a total surface aurie o 24,800 km² an, in 2010, haed an estimatit population o 950,057.[1] The Paraguaná Peninsulae is connectit tae the rest o the state bi the Médanos Isthmus. The island o Aruba is 27 km aff the northren coast o Paraguaná Peninsulae. The ither twa ABC islands (Bonaire an Curaçao) are a little further aff the coast o the state.

Naitional pairks[eedit | eedit soorce]

There are fower naitional pairks in the state: the Médanos de Coro Naitional Pairk, the Cueva de la Quebrada del Toro, Morrocoy, an Juan Crisóstomo Falcón Naitional Pairk.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie wis first splorit in 1499 bi Juan de la Cosa an Amerigo Vespucci, as pairt o an expedition owerseen bi Alonso de Ojeda.[2] The State is namit efter Preses Juan Crisóstomo Falcón.

Infrastructur[eedit | eedit soorce]

The region is maistly coastal lawlands an the northren Andean muntain hills, an is maistly dry wi limitit agricultur production.[2] Fermin maistly occurs in river valleys an muntainous auries, an includes maize, coconut, sesame, coffee an sugar cane.[2]

Coro, the state caipital an the Paraguaná Peninsula hae haed significant amoonts o industrialization an growth.[2] Lairge ile refineries such as the Paraguana Refinery Complex in the ceety o Punto Fijo are locatit on the soothwastren shore o the Paraguaná Peninsulae, an approximately twa-thirds o Venezuela’s total ile production occurs in this aurie, hintle o which is exportit via tanker ships[2] that ship internaitionally through the port o Amuay.

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