Federal Dependencies of Venezuela

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Federal Dependencies of Venezuela
Dependencies
Flag of Federal Dependencies of Venezuela
Flag
Location in Venezuela
Location in Venezuela
Created 2012
Capital Gran Roque
Islands and Groups
Area
 • Total 342 km2 (132 sq mi)
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 2,155
Time zone UTC-4:30

The Federal Dependencies of Venezuela (Spanish Dependencias Federales de Venezuela) encompass most of Venezuela's off shore islands in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Venezuela, excluding those islands which form the State of Nueva Esparta. These islands, with a total area of 342 square kilometres, are sparsely populated - according to the preliminary results of the 2011 Census only 2,155 people live there permanently, with another hundred from Margarita Island who live there seasonally to engage in fishing. Local government is under the authority of the mayor of Caracas.[1][2][3][4]

Geography

The federal dependencies are composed of 600 islands and smaller formations; many have an area of less than 10,000 square metres and are essentially simple rocks. The largest island, La Tortuga, accounts for almost half of the territory of the federal dependencies.

Dependencias Federales stretch for 900 km (560 mi) along the coast from Archipiélago Los Monjes in the west at the Gulf of Venezuela to Isla de Patos southeast of Isla Margarita at the Gulf of Paria in the east.

Principal islands and groups

These are set out below:

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Political Map Federal Administrative Agencies numbering based on the table of islands
Nr. Island or group Surface
km²
Population
2011 Census
(preliminary return)
Members Islands Coordinates
Within the Continental Shelf
1 Los Monjes Archipelago 0.20 - Monjes del Norte - Monje del Este - Monjes del Sur Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
2 La Tortuga Island 156.60 - Isla La Tortuga - Islas Los Tortuguillos - Cayo Herradura - Los Palanquines - Cayos de Ño Martín - Islote El Vapor - Cayos de Punta de Ranchos Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
3 La Sola Island 0.0005 - Isla La Sola Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
4 Los Testigos Islands 6,53 172 Isla Conejo - Isla Iguana - Isla Morro Blanco - Isla Rajada - Isla Noroeste - Peñón de Fuera - Isla Testigo Grande Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
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Outside of the Continental Shelf
6 Patos Island (Este) 0.60 - Isla de Patos Este Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
7
(Note A)
Los Roques Archipelago 40.61 1,471 Gran Roque - Cayo Francisquí - Isla Larga - Nordisquí - Madrisquí - Crasquí - Dos Mosquises - Cayo Sal - Cayo Nube Verde - Cayo Grande - Noronquí - Espenquí - Cayo Carenero - Cayo Selesquí - Cayo Bequevé - Cayo de Agua - Cayo Grande Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
8 Blanquilla Island 64.53 - Isla La Blanquilla Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
9 Los Hermanos Archipelago 2.14 - La Orquilla - Isla Los Morochos - Isla Grueso - Isla Pico (ó Isla Pando) - Isla Fondeadero - Isla Chiquito Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
10
(Note A)
Orchila Island 40.00 - Isla La Orchila - Cayo Agua - Cayo Sal - Cayo Noreste Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
11
(Note A)
Las Aves Archipelago 3.35 - Isla Aves de Barlovento - Isla Tesoro - Cayo Bubi - Cayo de Las Bobas - Isla Aves de Sotavento - Isla Larga - Cayo Tirra - Isla Saquisaqui - Cayos de La Colonia - Isla Maceta - Cayo Sterna Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Abyssal
12 Aves Island (Norte) 0.045 - Isla de Aves Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
  Federal Dependencies of Venezuela 342.25 2,155    


  • Note A: within the Dependencias Federales, the Archipiélago Los Roques, the Archipiélago Las Aves and the Isla La Orchila together comprise the Territorio Insular Francisco de Miranda, which was established on November 10, 2011.[5]

See also

References

  1. Vila, Marco Aurelio. 1967: Aspectos geográficos de las Dependencias Federales. Corporación Venezolana de Fomento. Caracas. 115p.
  2. República de Venezuela y República Dominicana. 1981: Tratado de relimitación de áreas marinas y submarinas entre la República de Venezuela y República Dominicana. Ministerio de la Defensa. Caracas. 8p.
  3. Cervigon, Fernando. 1995: Las Dependencias Federales. Academia Nacional de la Historia. Caracas. 193p.
  4. Hernández Caballero, Serafín (Editor). 1998: Gran Enciclopedia de Venezuela. Editorial Globe, C.A. Caracas. 10 volúmenes. ISBN 980-6427-00-9 ISBN 980-6427-10-6
  5. El Territorio Insular Francisco de Miranda

External links

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