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Was part of the Nueva Andalucía province until 1762 when the province of Guayana was created. From 1777 it was part of the Capitanía General de Venezuela. In 1821 it became part of Departamento del Orinoco of the República de Colombia, formed by Barinas, Apure, y Guayana; when Venezuela separates from Nueva Granada, Guayana recovers its status of a Venezuelan province.


In 1856, according to the Law of Territorial Division, the province de Guayana was made up with the current Bolívar, Amazonas and Delta Amacuro states. In 1864 Guayana became one of the independent states of the United States of Venezuela. In 1879, it was one of the states of the Federation with out the territory of Amazonas which became Territorio Federal Amazonas. In 1881 it was named Bolívar, divided in two sections: Guayana and Apure. Its territory was reduced with the creation of the federal territories Yuruari and El Caura (1881), Armisticio (1883) and Delta (1884). Between 1890 and 1893 it recovers these territories. In 1890 it becomes part, with the name of Guayana state, part of the twenty states in the Federation. In 1901it definitely takes the name of estado Bolívar and became independent.


The capital of the state, Ciudad Bolívar, was founded in 1595 under the name of San Tomé de Guayana de Angostura. In honor of liberator, Angostura changed it name to Ciudad Bolívar in 1846, the same as the Bolívar state. It was designated that nome on March 29, 1901, in honor of Simón Bolívar, the Libertador.


It is located in the Guayana region, between the states of Guárico, Anzoátegui, Monagas, Delta Amacuro to the north, Apure to the west and Amazonas to the southwest. The south it limits with Brazil, and the east with our Guyana (Zone in Claim).


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  • Venezuela is officially called: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
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