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The State of Yaracuy: Introductory Note

Philip Raworth
Edited By: Philip Raworth

© 2017 Oxford University Press
The State of Yaracuy is located in the central-northern area of Venezuela. It is bordered on the north by the State of Falcón, on the east by the State of Carabobo, on the south by the State of Cojedes and on the west by the State of Lara. It has, according to a 2011 census, a population of 600,852 and covers an area of 7,100 square kilometers (2,700 square miles). The capital is San Felipe, which was founded in 1732 and named after Philip V, the first Bourbon King of Spain. After independence from Spain, the area that is now Yaracuy was part of the Department of...
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