Sucre (state)

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Basic data
Country Venezuela
Capital Cumaná
surface 11,800 km²
Residents 1,059,500 (2017)
density 90 inhabitants per km²
ISO 3166-2 VE-R
Website (Spanish)
governor Enrique Maestre
Political party United Socialist Party of Venezuela

Coordinates: 10 ° 39 ′  N , 63 ° 2 ′  W

Sucre is one of the 23 states of Venezuela . It is located in the northeast of the country. In the north it borders on the Caribbean , in the south on the states of Anzoátegui and Monagas , in the east on the Gulf of Paria and in the west on the Gulf of Cariaco . The state owes its name to the Venezuelan Marshal Antonio José de Sucre , a hero of the South American War of Independence, who was born in Cumaná , today's capital of the state.


The Manzanares
Araya Castle

The state is traversed by the Rio Manzanares.


Columbus landed for the first time on the American mainland in the Pariah region, in what is now the east of the Sucre state. He was here between August 4th and August 12th, 1498.

The Indians who populated the region were mainly Guaiqueríes (related to the Waraos according to Humboldt) and Chaimas (of Caribbean origin).

This region was visited by Alexander von Humboldt in 1799 and 1800 and described in his report.


Fishing, agriculture and tourism are the main industries in the region. The Mochima National Park between Anzoátegui and Sucre is one of the main attractions of tourism in Eastern Venezuela.

Administrative division

The state of Sucre was originally part of the Province of New Andalusia or Province of Cumaná. Around 1856 the province of Maturín was split off from it. The State of Cumaná was founded around 1864 and became part of the State of Oriente in 1879.

From 1891 it was called "Gran Estado Bermúdez" until 1898 when it was finally renamed "State of Sucre". Around 1901 the states of Sucre and Maturín were separated and in 1904 the state of Bermúdez was reintegrated. In 1909 the borders of the two separate states Sucre and Monagas were finally drawn.

The state is divided into 15 districts ( Municipios ):

district Seat of the district government
Andrés Eloy Blanco Casanay
Andrés Mata San Jose de Aerocuar
Arismendi Rio Caribe
Benítez El Pilar
Bermúdez Carupano
Bolívar Marigüitar
Cajigal Yaguaraparo
Cruz Salmerón Acosta Araya
Libertador Tunapuy
Mariño Irapa
Mejía San Antonio del Golfo
Montes Cumanacoa
Ribero Cariaco
Sucre Cumaná
Valdez Güiria

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