Portuguesa (state)


Portuguesa (state)

VenezuelanState New
name = Portuguesa



image_coa = Escudo Portuguesa.jpg
state_motto = Honor y Gloria
( _es. Honor and Glory)




date_creation = 1909
capital = Guanare
area = 15,200
area_percentage = 1,65
area_percentage_rank =12th
population = 873,400
year_estimate = 2007
population_percentage = 3,34
population_percentage_rank =12th
emblematic_tree = Caoba
binomial_name = Swietenia macrophylla
ISO_code = VE-P
governor = Antonia Muñoz
mandate_start = 2004
mandate_end = 2008
website = http://www.portuguesa.gob.ve
website_name =Gobierno de Poruguesa
footnotes =

Estado Portuguesa is one of the 23 states "(estados)" into which Venezuela is divided.

The state capital is Guanare, founded in 1591.

Portuguesa State covers a total surface area of 15,200 km² and, in 2007, had an estimated population of 873,400.

Origin of the Name

It got the name from the River Portuguesa, according to the legend it got the name from a beautiful Portuguese woman who drowned in that river.Fact|date=September 2008

Municipalities

# Agua Blanca (Agua Blanca)
# Araure (Araure)
# Esteller (Píritu)
# Guanare (Guanare)
# Guanarito (Guanarito)
# Monseñor José Vicente de Unda (Paraíso de Chabasquén)
# Ospino (Ospino)
# Páez (Acarigua)
# Papelón (Papelon)
# San Genaro de Boconoito (Boconoito)
# San Rafael de Onoto (San Rafael de Onoto)
# Santa Rosalía (El Playon)
# Sucre (Biscucuy)
# Turén (Villa Bruzual)

ee also

*States of Venezuela


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