Coro, Venezuela

Santa Ana de Coro
Casco central Santa Ana de Coro, estado Falcon, Venezuela.jpg
Estación de Servicio Lara, Coro, Estado Falcón, Venezuela.jpg
Plaza ubicada frente a la Vela de Coro , Estado Falcón, Venezuela.jpg
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Los Médanos de Coro, Estado Falcón, Venezuela.jpg
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Coordinates: 11°25′01″N 69°40′12″W / 11°25′01″N 69°40′12″W / 11.417; -69.67Venezuela
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official nameCoro and its Port
Inscription1993 (17th Session)
Endangered2005 -
Area18.4 ha
Buffer zone186.3 ha

Coro is the capital of Falcón State and the oldest city in the west of Venezuela. It was founded on July 26, 1527 by Juan de Ampíes as Santa Ana de Coro. It is established at the south of the Paraguaná Peninsula in a coastal plain, flanked by the Médanos de Coro National Park to the north and the sierra de Coro to the south, at a few kilometers from its port (La Vela de Coro) in the Caribbean Sea at a point equidistant between the Ensenada de La Vela and Golfete de Coro.

It has a wide cultural tradition that comes from being the urban settlement founded by the Spanish conquerors who colonized the interior of the continent. It was the first capital of the Venezuela Province and head of the first bishop founded in South America in 1531. As Neu-Augsburg, it was the first German colony in the Americas under the Welsers. The precursor movement of the independence and of vindication of the dominated classes in Venezuela originated in this region; it is also considered to be the cradle of the Venezuelan federalist movement in the Republican era.

Thanks to the city's history, culture and its well-preserved Colonial architecture,"Coro and its port La Vela" was designated in 1993 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, thus becoming the first site in Venezuela to be vested with this title. Since 2005 it is on the UNESCO's List of World Heritage in Danger.[1]

Name of the place

At its founding the town was called Santa Ana de Coro (there is now an unsuccessful campaign to redeem the colonial name of the city) in the Spanish style that named new cities in America according to the Catholic calendar, accompanied by a name of Indian origin. According to the tradition the word coro derives from the Caquetio word curiana, meaning "place of winds".[2] However, according to the authoritative DRAE Spanish dictionary, the word coro in its second meaning means "wind of the northwest", and comes from the Latin caurus.

Other Languages
aragonés: Coro (Venezuela)
čeština: Coro
Deutsch: Coro
Esperanto: Coro (Venezuelo)
français: Coro
한국어: 코로 (도시)
հայերեն: Կորո
hrvatski: Coro
Bahasa Indonesia: Coro, Venezuela
Кыргызча: Коро шаары
Latina: Corum
Na Vosa Vakaviti: Coro
Nederlands: Coro
norsk: Coro
Papiamentu: Coro
polski: Coro
português: Coro (Venezuela)
română: Coro, Venezuela
Runa Simi: Coro (Winisuyla)
русский: Коро
slovenčina: Coro
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Coro, Venezuela
suomi: Coro
svenska: Coro
Türkçe: Coro
українська: Санта-Ана-де-Коро
Tiếng Việt: Santa Ana de Coro
Volapük: Coro
Winaray: Coro