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Venezuela is located in Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana.

Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia).

Getting started with Venezuelan research

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Jurisdictions

23 states (estados, singular - estado), 1 capital district (distrito capital), and 1 federal dependency (dependencia federal):

  • Amazonas
  • Anzoategui
  • Apure
  • Aragua
  • Barinas
  • Bolivar
  • Carabobo
  • Cojedes
  • Delta Amacuro
  • Dependencias Federales
    (Federal dependency)
  • Distrito Federal
    (Capital district)
  • Falcon
  • Guarico
  • Lara
  • Merida
  • Miranda
  • Monagas
  • Nueva Esparta
  • Portuguesa
  • Sucre
  • Tachira
  • Trujillo
  • Vargas
  • Yaracuy
  • Zulia

Note: The federal dependency consists of 11 federally controlled island groups with a total of 72 individual islands.

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  • Venezuela is officially called: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  • Venezuela is divided into 23 states and 1 capital district. Each state is further divided into more than 300 municipios . To learn more click here. To find address and other contact information visit: http://www.gobiernoenlinea.ve/directorioestado/Registros Civiles de Venezuela Knowing about a country's political divisions will help in determining where records such as civil registrationand census are located.

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