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Guayana Region, in the east (right), is the largest region of Venezuela.

The Guayana Region is an administrative region of eastern Venezuela.

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GeographyEdit

The region has a population of 1,383,297 inhabitants and a territory of 458,344 km2, slightly over half the area of the whole country.

During the colonial period until the early 18th century, it was known as Spanish Guiana. It borders the independent nations of Guyana (formerly British Guiana) and Brazil.

Geologically it is part of the Guiana Shield, and is also known as the Venezuelan Guayana.[1] The higher elevation Guayana Highlands and its tepuis (mesas) are in the southwestern section.

StatesEdit

The region comprises three of the federal States of Venezuela:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Berry, P.E., B.K. Holst & K. Yatskievych (eds.) (1995). Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Volume 1. Introduction. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.