Guanta is the capital and largest city of Guanta Municipality. Together with Barcelona, Puerto La Cruz and Lechería it forms a conurbation of around 1.2m inhabitants.

Guanta
Cae la noche en Guanta.jpg
Flag of Guanta
Flag
Official seal of Guanta
Seal
Guanta is located in Venezuela
Guanta
Guanta
Coordinates: 10°14′18″N 64°35′30″W / 10.23833°N 64.59167°W / 10.23833; -64.59167Coordinates: 10°14′18″N 64°35′30″W / 10.23833°N 64.59167°W / 10.23833; -64.59167
Country Venezuela
StateAnzoátegui
MunicipalityGuanta Municipality
Founded1594
Area
 • Total67 km2 (26 sq mi)
Elevation
14 m (46 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total35,000
 • Demonym
Guanteño/a
Time zoneVST
Postal code
6014
Area code(s)0281
ClimateBSh

The town is named for the cacique Guantar of the Cumanagoto people, the indigenous inhabitants of the area at the time of the Spanish conquest. Formally founded in 1594, it was already an indigenous settlement before this time.

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  •   Media related to Guanta at Wikimedia Commons