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INDEX of GEOPOLITICAL AND GENERAL INFORMATION BY STATE

  ARAGUA 

Geopolitical division 
February 8 1848 are believed the County of Aragua. In 1863 figure as state Aragua, 
up to 1873 when  takes the name of White Guzmán. In the Constitution of 1881 it conforms the one 
Great State White Guzmán. In 1889 it is recognized again as state Aragua. In 
1917 are named to Maracay like their capital. The entity is divided in fifteen municipalities and 
twenty-five parishes. 

MAP VIAL 
The main one via it is the regional freeway of the center. From Turmero the highway begins that 
it drives to the Plains. From Maracay it leaves a road toward it Tastes and Ocumare of the Costa, and 
another that leads to Choroní. Some important cities are: Cagua, Camatagua, The 
Council, The Victoria, Ocumare of the Costa, San Casimiro, San Mateo, San Sebastián, Turmero 
and Villa of Cure. 

Basic DATA 
Capital 
Maracay. 
Location 
Central region. 
Limits 
North: Caribbean Sea. 
South: Guárico. 
This: Miranda, Guárico and Vargas. 
West: Carabobo and Guárico. 
Surface 
7 014 km2. 
Percentage of the national territory 
0,76%. twentieth entity with bigger surface of the country. 

TOURISM 
 concentrates on the area of the Costa, where they contrast the forest of the national park Henry 
Pittier and the paradisiac beaches of Choroní and Puerto Colombia (with their rivers, wells, gulches, 
natural toboggans and their lively pier), Ocumare of The Costa, Cuyagua, Tastes and Catica. 
In this state it is the Colonia Tovar, a town that maintains the architecture characteristic of those 
German that built it. It can be arrived by The Rush or for a highway that leaves 
of The Victoria. In this last route there is an area of well-known parapentistas as Placivel. 
Leaving The Colony a road leads to Puerto Cruz's beaches and Mayan Port; from 
this last one takes peñeros that take to Tunja, Cepe and Chuao (famous for their cocoa). In The 
Council is the Treasury Santa Teresa, with walks to know the production of rum. In the 
capital is interesting museums, as the aeronautical one, that of anthropology and history, the one of 
archaeology, and that of fine arts.  is also the Chapel of the Augustinian Sisters 
Recoletas, where the remains of San José's Madre María lie, ascended devout person in 1995. 
It has a natural monument, the Pico Codazzi, in the limit with Miranda. 

Geography 
Geology 
The litología of its mountainous areas is conformed by rocks of diverse degrees of 
metamorfismo, and for some igneous and sedimentary. Their anticlinales structure and sinclinales 
it evidences the geologic dynamics of the area. In the Central Plains and in the Depression of the lake of Valencia, the sedimentary material prevails, which has been deposited in times 
recent. Five natural regions differ: Serranía of the Coast, Depression of the lake of 
Valencia, Serranía of the Interior, Piedemonte of Hills and Galleys of the Serranía of the Interior and Wavy plains. Aragua possesses near 311 967 hectares of lands with diverse degrees 
of agricultural potentiality that you/they represent 44,5 capable% for diverse uses. 

Relief 
It corresponds to the Mountain range of the Costa. Between the valleys of Aragua and the oriental part are of the lake of Valencia. The slope and the topography varies from abrupt and broken reliefs 
with superior slopes to 40%, until reliefs of wavy topography to page, with 
smaller slopes to 5%. In the north end mountainous areas are presented whose heights 
they vary between 600 and 2 400 m.s.n.m. The Serranía of the Interior occupies the central part and its heights they go from 500 to 1 900 m.s.n.m. The south part corresponds to extensions of plains, with heights between 150 and 300 m.s.n.m. The biggest elevations are the picks Ash and Agustín 
Codazzi in the Mountain range of the Costa, and the pick Platillón in the Serranía of the Interior. 

Climate 
Varied floors bioclimáticos exists, from the tropical one very dry in the north, until the montano 
under humid in the mountainous areas, while in the Depression of the Lake of Valencia and 
in the south a dry tropical climate is given. The annual half temperature varies between 25º and 27 ºC, with a precipitation average of 1 000 mm. 

Hydrography 
Their net hidrográfica is part of three big basins: that of the Caribbean Sea that includes the rivers 
San Miguel, Ocumare, Tastes, Guarapito, Aroa and, through the river Tuy, the rivers of his 
high basin; the basin of the river Orinoco, formed by the high basin and it leaves of the half basin 
of the river Guárico and the half basin of the river Memo; and lastly, the basin endorréica of the lake of Valencia where they pour their waters the rivers Aragua, Turmero, Maracay, Cover-cover, Tocorón and The Mines. This rivers are transformed at the moment into the main collectors of 
discharges of served waters, so much of the urban-industrial use as agricultural. Other tributaries 
important they are: Aragua, Guárico, Lemon, Pao, Turmero, Tuy in their high basin and Zuata. 

Vegetation 
It is subject to an intervention process, especially in the vicinity of the areas 
agricultural and urban. The forests are located in the Serranía of the Interior and of the Coast. Those 
heaths occupy part of the valleys of the Tuy, the next sectors to the reservoir of Camatagua 
and the mountainous hillsides. The herbazales prevails toward the hills and skirts of the discharges 
mountains located between The Council and the Colonia Tovar, and in the sector understood among 
Cagua, Villa of Cure and you would Knit. The savannas are to the south, and the espinares they are located in those 
coastal sectors to the north. In these vegetable formations species exist like: acapro, 
mijao, samán, jobo, I dredge, apamate, mahogany, cedar, ceiba, caracaro, camoruco, carabalí and 
carapo. 

Fauna 
Among the mammals they are counted: dog of water, rat of water, girthed báquiro, araguato, 
limpet, picure and tigrillo or margay. The paují stone crest, the penned sorocuá, the eagle 
solitary and the pick of flask emerald is the characteristic birds. The mapanare, the tigra 
butterfly and the bell are the poisonous snakes of the area, as well as the tragavenado, the 
queen and the verdegallo whose sting is not mortal. 
Among the amphibians they highlight the lined toad, the marsupial frog and a series of species of frogs arborícolas. The main marine species are: shrimp, lobster, squid, mere, carite, 
pargo, jurel, cataco, sardine and tuna. In the lake of Valencia the most common are: bocón, 
guabina and bagre. 

Mineral resources 
The energy resources are limited to the possible existence of coal in a narrow strip of the one 
piedemonte, to the south of the Serranía of the Interior. In the north there are metallic minerals as copper, 
cobalt, chromium, nickel, lead, zinc, barita and basalt, and abundant non metallic minerals. The 
south only possesses not mineral resources metallic as marble, limestone, sand and clay. 

Population 
According to their population it occupies the sixth place with regard to the national total. According to the XII one I take a census of General of Population and Housing 1990,  has 1 120 132 hab. Population's density it is of 127,7 hab/km2. The economic impulse that the industrial activity has provided to to leave of the decade of the fifties, it is manifested in a geographical dynamism that locates the one state as one of the main areas population receptoras, observing you rates of 
growth discharges, very above the national value. This way: 1950 (3,8%), 1961 (4,2%), 1971 
(5,1%), 1981 (6,1%) and 1990 (6,2%). This population has been distributed in an irregular way on 
the space estadal. 15,65% concentrates on the municipality Santiago Mariño, followed by the one 
municipality José Félix Ribas with 11,77%. 

NATIONAL PARKS 
It only possesses a national park, the Henri Pittier, that occupies 107 800 hectares in the tract of 
the Mountain range of The Costa that extends to the states Aragua and Carabobo. 

Economic ACTIVITY 
The industrialization process, particularly in the Depression of the lake of Valencia, 
apparent the development of an important urban-industrial formation. The industries of bigger 
relevance is: self-driven vehicles, chemical products, paper, textile, I cement, drinks 
alcoholic and gassy. As for the cattle sector, it is the first producing of swinish livestock 
of the country and the second in birds; occupying the seat of honor in the production of eggs. The 
agriculture has registered an important growth. It is the first producing of eggplant, the one 
second of cucumber, and the third of tomato. Other items of relevance are: corn, avocado, 
milky, sorghum, onion, orange, potato, cambur, cane of sugar, caraota, cocoa, cotton, coffee, 
paprika and quinchoncho. 

TRADITIONS 
 Cries her it is a Spanish name designated by the conquerors to the indigenous ceremony of 
watch of a body. The original characteristics got lost and the deceased was substituted for 
a puppet. At the present time  Cries her it defines to a dance traditional aragüeño, specifically of 
The Victoria, with marked influence aborigine, European and African. It includes choreography, music and a very particular decoration. In the atmosphere the vegetation plays an important paper. 
Some bamboo sticks are placed in equis form and some cambur undergrowths serve for 
to define the space of the dancers and it separates them of the musicians and of the spectators.  Cries her it is made up of six parts: the sambainina, the cow, the bear, the spark, San Juan-the 
Magdalena and the stick. The instrumentation is conformed by the four, the drum, the maraca 
Creole, the contrabass and the carángano aragüeño, fact with wood and wire strings 
resemblance to a long table; a performer uses two sticks, also wooden, calls 
laurels to hit the strings, while the other one uses one it covered with small stones or 
grains of corn in their interior to rub them. 


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