Aragua

Aragua

Aragua State (Spanish: Estado Aragua, ) 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 2001 census information, the estimated population of Aragua State in 2007 is 1,665,200 inhabitants.

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

Read more about Aragua:  History, Geography, Municipalities and Municipal Seats, Politics, Sports

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