Cojedes (state)

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State o Venezuela
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Motto(s): Laitin: Ad sum
(I am here)
Location within Venezuela
Location within 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
Kintra Venezuela
Created 1864
Caipital San Carlos
 • Govrenor Teodoro Bolivar (2008–present)
 • Total 14,800 km2 (5,700 sq mi)
Aurie rank 13t
  1.62% of Venezuela
Population (2007 est.)
 • Tot 300,300
 • Rank 22nt
  1.14% o Venezuela
Time zone UTC-04:00
ISO 3166 code VE-H
Emblematic tree Apamate (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 total 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 through this region tae colonize or trade 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 and 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 of 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 of Cojedes

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