Aragua

Aragua
Flag of Aragua
Flag
Coat of arms of Aragua
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
God, Fatherland, and Aragua
Anthem: Himno del Estado Aragua
Location within Venezuela
Location within Venezuela
CountryVenezuela
Created1899
CapitalMaracay
Government
 • GovernorRodolfo Marco Torres (PSUV) (2017)
Area
 • Total7,014 km2 (2,708 sq mi)
Area rank20th
 0.76% of Venezuela
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,630,308
 • Rank6th
 6.28% of Venezuela
Time zoneUTC-04:00
ISO 3166 codeVE-D
www.aragua.gob.ve
Municipalities of Aragua

Aragua State (Spanish: Estado Aragua, IPA: [esˈtaðo aˈɾaɣwa]) is located in the north-central region of Venezuela. It has plains and jungles and Caribbean beaches. The most popular are Cata and Choroni. It has Venezuela's first national park which is called Henri Pittier.

The capital is Maracay, other important cities include Turmero and El Limón.

Aragua State covers a total surface area of 7,014 km² and, based on the 2011 census information, the estimated population of Aragua State in 2012 is 1,630,308 inhabitants.

The name Aragua is said to derive from a Cumanagota word for a type of palm, roystonea oleracea.

History

Aragua was part of the Province of Caracas until 1848, when the Province was split into three parts, one being Aragua Province. The Province became a state in 1864. Some mergers and demergers with other states followed, until Aragua became an autonomous state again in 1901. Its capital until 1917 was La Victoria (site of the Venezuelan War of Independence's Battle of La Victoria), when the capital was moved to Maracay.[1]

Other Languages
العربية: ولاية أراغوا
aragonés: Estato Aragua
Bân-lâm-gú: Aragua
беларуская: Арагуа
български: Арагуа (щат)
Boarisch: Aragua
bosanski: Aragua
brezhoneg: Aragua (stad)
català: Aragua
Cebuano: Estado Aragua
čeština: Aragua
dansk: Aragua
Deutsch: Aragua
español: Estado Aragua
Esperanto: Aragua
français: État d'Aragua
한국어: 아라과주
Bahasa Indonesia: Aragua (negara bagian)
Ирон: Арагуæ
italiano: Aragua
עברית: ארגואה
kernowek: Aragua
Ladino: Aragua
lietuvių: Aragva
македонски: Арагва
Bahasa Melayu: Aragua (wilayah)
Nederlands: Aragua (staat)
日本語: アラグア州
norsk: Aragua
norsk nynorsk: Aragua
پنجابی: صوبہ اراگوا
polski: Aragua
português: Aragua
română: Aragua
Runa Simi: Aragua suyu
русский: Арагуа
Scots: Aragua
српски / srpski: Арагва
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Aragua
suomi: Aragua
Türkçe: Aragua
українська: Арагуа
اردو: آراگوا
Tiếng Việt: Aragua
吴语: 阿拉瓜州
中文: 阿拉瓜州