[Description of the state]
Aragua, belongs to the North Center-Coastal region. It limits with the following states: to the west with Miranda and Carabobo, to the east with the Capital District and Miranda and to the Southeastern with Guárico.
Maracay, city municipality and State Capital of Aragua of Girardot was founded on the 1697 by Andrés Pérez Almaza. Elevated to ecclesiastical parish by the bishop Diego de Baños and Sotomayor in March of 1701. Other important cities are: Turmero, Was an old town of Indians in century XVII (17th Century), denominating itself in 1781 like Nuestra Señora de Candelaria de of city of the Victory in 1814; Villa de Cura, constituted itself from the 1717 like villa de San Luis de Cura, receiving title of city in 1722; Colonia Tovar, this last one of German alpline style, was founded on 1843 by initiative del Ing. Agustin Codazzi and has endogamic characteristics. On February 8, 1848 the Province of Aragua is created. In 1863 figures as Aragua state, until 1873 when it takes the name of Guzmán Blanco state. In the Constitution of 1881 it conforms the Great Guzmán Blanco State.. En 1889 it is recognized again as Aragua state. In 1917 Maracay is established as its capital.
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