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Federal Dependencies
Area 342 km²
Population 2245 hab.
Capital N/A
Governor
(mandate)
Juan Barreto
20042007

The Federal Dependencies of Venezuela encompass all of Venezuela's off shore islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Venezuela. These islands, with a total area of 342 square kilometres, are sparsely populated - according to official sources only 3000 people live there permanently, with another hundred from Margarita Island who live there seasonally to engage in fishing. Local government is under the authority of the mayor of Caracas. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea is a body of water adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, south of the Gulf of Mexico. ... The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela)1 is a country in northern South America. ... Isla Margarita (Margarita Island) is part of the State of Nueva Esparta in Venezuela, situated in the Caribbean off the north shore of Venezuela. ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Cerro Avila, Caracas. ...


Geography

The federal dependencies are composed of 600 islands and smaller formations; many have an area of less than 10 000 square metres and are essentially simple rocks. The largest island, La Tortuga, accounts for almost half of the territory of the federal dependencies .


Principal Islands

  • Las Aves Archipelago
  • Blanquilla Island
  • Los Frailes Archipelago
  • Los Hermanos Archipelago
  • Los Monjes Archipelago
  • Orchila Island
  • Los Roques Archipelago
  • La Tortuga Island (The Turtle)


States of Venezuela
Amazonas * | Anzoátegui | Apure | Aragua | Barinas | Bolívar | Carabobo | Cojedes | Delta Amacuro * | Falcón | Guárico | Lara | Mérida | Miranda | Monagas | Nueva Esparta | Portuguesa | Sucre | Táchira | Trujillo | Vargas | Yaracuy | Zulia
Capital District: Caracas
Federal Dependencies
Los Monjes Archipelago | Las Aves Archipelago | Isla de Aves | Los Hermanos Island | Los Frailes Island | Los Roques Archipelago | La Sola Island | La Tortuga Island | La Orchila Island | La Blanquilla Island | Los Testigos Island | Isla de Patos
(*) tagged also as Federal Territories.
Image from www. ... Map of Venezuela Venezuela is divided into 23 states (estados), 1 Capital District (Distrito Capital) and the Federal Dependencies (Dependencias Federales de Ultramar) that consist on a large number of Venezuelan islands. ... Large flag of Venezuela Image originally derived from the public domain flags of the CIA World Factbook. ... Estado Amazonas is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Anzoátegui, one of the 23 component states of Venezuela, is located in the northeastern region of the country. ... Estado Apure is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Aragua is located in the north-central region of Venezuela. ... Barinas is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Bolívar is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Carabobo is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Cojedes is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Delta Amacuro is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Falcón is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Guárico is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Lara is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Mérida is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Miranda is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Monagas is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Nueva Esparta is one of the 23 states (estados) of Venezuela. ... Estado Portuguesa is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Sucre is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Táchira is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Trujillo is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Vargas is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Yaracuy is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Estado Zulia is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... Cerro Avila, Caracas. ... Isla Aves (Spanish for Bird Island) is a tiny and remote Caribbean island lying to the west of the Leeward Islands chain at 63°3659W 15°4018N. No more than 150 m in length, it rises only 2 m above the sea on a calm day...

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