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Cojedes (state)

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Laitin: Ad sum
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Location athin Venezuela
Location athin Venezuela
Coordinates: 9°22′N 68°19′W / 9.36°N 68.32°W / 9.36; -68.32Coordinates: 9°22′N 68°19′W / 9.36°N 68.32°W / 9.36; -68.32
CaipitalSan Carlos
 • GovrenorTeodoro Bolivar (2008–present)
 • Total14800 km2 (5,700 sq mi)
Area rank13t
 1.62% of Venezuela
 (2007 est.)
 • Total300,300
 • Rank22nt
 1.14% o Venezuela
Time zoneUTC-04:00
ISO 3166 codeVE-H
Emblematic treeApamate (Tabebuia rosea)

Cojedes (Spaingie: Estado Cojedes, IPA: [esˈtaðo koˈxeðes]) is ane o the 23 states o Venezuela. The state caipital is San Carlos.

Cojedes State covers a tot surface aurie o 14,800 km² an, in 2007, haed an estimatit population o 300,300.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Native Americans frae the Orinoco region kept muivin throu this region tae colonize or tred wi the regions aroond the Tacarigua Lake (the native name for Lake Valencia).

Fray Cirilo Bautista o Sevilla foondit Santa Clara de Caramacate in 1750. Bishop Martí wrote some o the first reports aboot the aurie in 1760. That year missionaries Fray Gabriel de San Lucas an Fray Salvador o Cádiz foondit the ceety o San Carlos. The oreeginal name wis San Carlos de Austria. Nuestra Señora de la Chiquinquirá o El Tinaco wis foondit bi Fray Pablo de Orichuela on the same year. El Pao wis foondit ane year later, in 1661. The touns an the auries arouond them became cantons unner jurisdiction o the Caracas Province.

Efter the unthirldom, the territory became pairt o Carabobo Province, ane o the 11 Provinces o Venezuela at unthrildom.

Municipalities an municipal seats[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Anzoátegui (Cojedes)
  2. Falcón (Tinaquillo)
  3. Girardot (El Baúl)
  4. Lima Blanco (Macapo)
  5. Pao de San Juan Bautista (El Pao)
  6. Ricaurte (Libertad)
  7. Rómulo Gallegos (Las Vegas)
  8. San Carlos (San Carlos)
  9. Tinaco (Tinaco)

Map o Cojedes

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