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Bolivar State

This article is about the Venezuelan state. For the historic state in what is now Colombia, see Bolívar State, Colombia. For other uses, see Bolívar (disambiguation).

Bolívar State
Estado Bolívar

Coat of arms
Anthem: Bolívar State Anthem
Country  Venezuela
Created 1901
Capital Ciudad Bolívar
 • Governor Francisco Rangel Gomez (2012–2017)
 • Total 238,000 km2 (92,000 sq mi)
Area rank 1st
  26.24% of Venezuela
Population (June 30, 2010)
 • Total 1,620,359
 • Rank 7th
  5.62% of Venezuela
Time zone UTC-04:30
ISO 3166 code VE-F
Emblematic tree Sarrapia (Diphysa punctata)

Bolívar (Spanish: Estado Bolívar, IPA: [esˈtaðo βoˈliβar]), is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. The state capital city is Ciudad Bolívar. Bolívar State covers a total surface area of 238,000 km² and in June 30, 2010 had an estimated population of 1,620,359.


The territory covered by present-day Bolívar was previously part of the Guayana Province, a Province of the Spanish Empire (from 1585) and later of Venezuela (until 1864, when the Provinces of Venezuela were replaced by the States of Venezuela, following the Federal War).

Places of interest


  1. Caroní (Ciudad Guayana)
  2. Cedeño (Caicara del Orinoco)
  3. El Callao (El Callao)
  4. Gran Sabana (Santa Elena de Uairén)
  5. Heres (Ciudad Bolívar)
  6. Padre Pedro Chien (El Palmar)
  7. Piar (Upata)
  8. Raúl Leoni (Ciudad Piar)
  9. Roscio (Guasipati)
  10. Sifontes (Tumeremo)
  11. Sucre (Maripa)

See also

Coordinates: 8°7′19″N 63°33′0″W / 8.12194°N 63.55000°W / 8.12194; -63.55000

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