Anzoátegui State
Estado Anzoátegui
Panorama of Puerto la Cruz
Panorama of Puerto la Cruz
Flag of Anzoátegui State
Coat of arms of Anzoátegui State
Coat of arms
Motto: Tumba de sus tiranos
(English: Tomb of its tyrants)
Anthem: Anzoátegui State Anthem
Location within Venezuela
Location within Venezuela
Country  Venezuela
Created 1909
Capital Barcelona
 • Governor Aristóbulo Istúriz (2012–2016)
 • Total 43,300 km2 (16,700 sq mi)
Area rank 6th
  4.72% of Venezuela
Population (2007 est.)
 • Total 1,477,900
 • Rank 8th
  5.3% of Venezuela
Time zone UTC-04:30
ISO 3166 code VE-B
Emblematic tree Cereipo, or Guatamare (Myrospermum fructescens)
Website .htm/anzoategui/

Anzoátegui State (Spanish: Estado Anzoátegui, IPA: ), is one of the 23 component states of Venezuela, located in the northeastern region of the country. Anzoátegui is well known for its beaches that attract many visitors. Its coast consists of a single beach approximately 100 km long. Its capital is the city of Barcelona, and significant cities include Puerto la Cruz and El Tigre.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Population 3
  • Economy 4
  • Municipalities and municipal seats 5
  • Population 6
    • Race and ethnicity 6.1
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Named after the great hero of Venezuelan independence, José Antonio Anzoátegui (1789–1819), this state has its own history. The city of Barcelona, which is currently the state's capital, was founded in 1677. The present Anzoátegui State was included within the Cumaná Province, which was itself part of the Captaincy General of Venezuela, along with some other provinces (Guayana, Maracaibo, Caracas, Margarita and Trinidad). In 1810, it was separated from the province. It was in 1909 that it acquired the present political distribution.


Anzoátegui is located in the northeastern region of the country and is bordered by the states of Monagas and Sucre to the east, Bolivar to the south, Guarico to the west, Miranda to the northwest, and the Caribbean Sea to the north.


Based on the 2001 census information, the estimated population of Anzoátegui State in 2007 is 1,477,900 inhabitants.


Anzoátegui's economy is dominated by Venezuela's principal resource: oil. It houses the "Complejo Petroquímico de Jose", one of the biggest petrochemical facilities in Latin America. However, Anzoátegui also has thriving fishing and tourism industries.

Municipalities and municipal seats

Anzoátegui comprises 21 municipalities (municipios), listed below:


Race and ethnicity

According to the 2011 Census, the racial composition of the population was:[1]

Racial composition Population %
Mestizo N/A 54.9
White 629,802 40.0
Black 61,406 3.9
Other race N/A 1.2

See also


  1. ^ "Resultado Básico del XIV Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2011 (Mayo 2014)" (PDF). p. 29. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 

External links

  • General information about Anzoátegui
  • Census data of Anzoátegui