Barinas, Venezuela Genealogy

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General Information

Barinas is located in the Andean region of Venezuela and limits with the following states: to the north with Trujillo, Portuguesa and Cojedes, to south with Apure, to the east with Guárico and the west with Táchira and Mérida.

From its foundation in 1577, it belonged to the Province of the Espíritu Santo. Soon it became the Province of Mérida of the Espiritu Santo.In 1622 it transformed into Province of Mérida and La Grita. In 1676 Provice of Mérida of the Espíritu Santo of Maracaibo. In 1823 it was divided into two provinces: Barinas and Apure. In 1862 it changes the name of Barinas to Zamora. In 1881 it forms the South state of the West, denominating itself in 1891 Great Zamora State. In 1937 it retakes the name of Barinas. It is divided in eleven municipalities and forty parishes.

[Description of the state]

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