The State of Falcón lies in the northeast of Venezuela. It is bordered on the north and east by the Caribbean Sea, on the south by the States of Lara and Yaracuy and on the west by the State of Zulia and the Gulf of Venezuela. It has an area of 24,800 square kilometers (9,600 square miles) and, in 2011, had a population of 902,847. The capital is Santa Ana de Coro. The area comprising the State of Falcón was first explored by the Spanish in 1499 but colonization did not start until later in the 16th century. In 1811 when Venezuela declared its independence from...
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