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Full of history, this small Venezuelan state owes it's name to the Cojedes river, which translates to: "where everything occurs." A small and fertile state, whose capital is San Carlos, Cojedes covers a total surface area of 14,800 km² and, in 2007, had an estimated population of 300,300. Cojedes, in northwestern Venezuela, is surrounded by the states of Yaracuy and Carabobo on the north, Guárico on the east, Barinas on the south, and Portuguesa on the west
In the territorial division of Venezuela in 1830, the present Cojedes state was included in the Province of Carabobo. Later, in 1855, the Senate and House of Representatives decreed the the division of Carabobo into two provinces. Carabobo retained it's name and the new province was named Cojedes.
In 1881, the Cojedes state happens to along with form the states Portuguesa and Zamora, the South ste of the West, until the 1892 constitution when Great Zamora State is denominated. The political-territorial structure stays intact, except for some name changes in the constitutions of 1891 and 1893, until 1899 when Cojedes returns to its configuration of state. Nevertheless, in 1901 it loses that denomination again to integrate the Zamora state with his districts: Anzoátegui, Girardot, Pao, Ricaurte, San Carlos and Tinaco, whereas the district Falcon is absorbed by the Carabobo state, until the 1909 constitution when its autonomy like federal entity recovers.
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