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Constitution of the State of Apure: March 15, 2002 (Venezuela [ve]) »

Edited By: Philip Raworth
Explanatory Note: Adopted: March 15, 2002 By the authority of the people of Apure, under the protection of God and following the example and sacrifice of our forbears and of the men and women who have forged this land with its identity, freedom, sovereignty and autonomy. With the aim of consolidating the State of Apure within the democratic, participatory and protagonistic, federal, decentralized and multicultural system of law and justice that consolidates the values of freedom, solidarity and public morality, ensures the right to life, equality, peace, respect...

The State of Apure: Introductory Note »

Philip Raworth
Edited By: Philip Raworth
The State of Apure lies in the southwest on Venezuela. It is bordered on the north by the States of Táchira, Barina and Guárico, on east by the State of Bolívar and on the south and west by Colombia. It covers an area of 76,500 square kilometers (29,500 square miles) and, according to a 2007 estimate, has a population of 473,900. The capital is San Fernando de Apure. The Spanish began to settle in the area that is now Apure in the mid 17 th century. During the ensuing colonial era, it formed successively part of the Province Mérida, Maracaibo as from 1676 and...