CojedesEdit This Page
From FamilySearch Wiki
Venezuela ► Cojedes
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.
Si usted entiende español
Le invitamos a buscar información en español en la página de Cojedes en el wiki de FamilySearch español. También le invitamos a compartir información útil allí: https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/es/Cojedes
A wiki article describing this collection is found at:
See FamilySearch Tutorials on Latin American Research.
Did you know?
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
- This page was last modified on 21 January 2015, at 12:58.
- This page has been accessed 990 times.
New to the Research Wiki?
In the FamilySearch Research Wiki, you can learn how to do genealogical research or share your knowledge with others.Learn More