States of Venezuela


States of Venezuela

Venezuela is divided into 23 states "(estados)", 1 Capital District "(Distrito Capital)" and the Federal Dependencies "(Dependencias Federales de Ultramar)" that consist of a large number of Venezuelan islands.

Historical States

Prior to the Federal War (1859–1863), Venezuela was divided into provinces rather than states. The victorious forces were supposed to grant more autonomy to the individual states, but this was not implemented.

From 1863 to the early 1900s there were numerous territorial changes, including the merger and splitting of states, but from then until the late 1990s the states were left unchanged. However, recent years have seen the creation of three new states: Delta Amacuro, Amazonas, and Vargas (in that order).

tates & Districts

Below is a list of the 23 states of Venezuela plus the Capital District. The states are listed along with their correspondent emblems, data and location.



pecial status areas




Municipal organization

Venezuelan states are subdivided into "municipalities" (Spanish "municipios"), which may correspond to either or both of county and city in English-speaking countries. "Municipios" are the fundamental unit of local government in Venezuela.

External links

* [http://www.citymayors.com/government/venezuela_government.html CityMayors feature]


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