List of national parks of Venezuela

List of national parks of Venezuela

National Parks of Venezuela are protected areas in Venezuela, covering a wide range of habitats. In 2007 there were 43 national parks, covering 21.76% of Venezuela's territory.

Every Venezuela state has one or more national parks.

  • 5 national parks - Lara
  • 4 national parks - Amazonas, Falcón, Mérida, Miranda, Portuguesa and Táchira.
  • 3 national parks - Apure, Sucre and Trujillo.
  • 2 national parks - Barinas, Bolívar, Carabobo, Distrito Capital, Guárico, Nueva Esparta, Yaracuy and Zulia.
  • 1 national park - Anzoátegui, Aragua, Cojedes, Delta Amacuro, Federal Dependencies, Monagas and Vargas.

18 national parks are over 1000 km²; 15 over 2000 km²; 5 over 5000 km² and 3 over 10,000 km². The largest parks, in the Guayana Region, are Parima Tapirapecó National Park (39,000 km²) and Canaima National Park (30,000 km²).

National Parks of Venezuela


National Parks of Venezuela
Number Image Date established Name Region State Type Area (km²)
01 2 February 1937 Henri Pittier Central Region Aragua
Carabobo
Mountainous 1,078.00
02 2 May 1952 Sierra Nevada Andean Region Mérida
Barinas
Mountainous 2,764.46
03 31 March 1958 Guatopo Central Region Miranda
Guárico
Mountainous 1,224.64
04 12 December 1958 El Ávila Capital Region Federal District
Miranda
Vargas
Mountainous 851.92
05 18 March 1960 Yurubí Central-Western Region Yaracuy Mountainous 236.70
06 12 June 1962 Canaima Guayana Region Bolívar Guayana Shield 30,000.00
07 12 June 1962 Yacambú Central-Western Region Lara Mountainous 269.16
08 21 May 1969 Cueva de la Quebrada del Toro Central-Western Region Falcón Mountainous 48.85
09 8 August 1972 Los Roques Insular Region Federal Dependencies Insular 2,211.20
10 5 December 1973 Macarao Capital Region Federal District
Miranda
Mountainous 150
11 19 December 1973 Mochima North-Eastern Region Sucre
Anzoátegui
Coastal 949.35
12 6 February 1974 Laguna de La Restinga Insular Region Nueva Esparta Insular 188.62
13 6 February 1974 Médanos de Coro Central-Western Region Falcón Coastal 912.80
14 13 February 1974 Laguna de Tacarigua Capital Region Miranda Coastal 391
15 27 February 1974 Cerro El Copey Insular Region Nueva Esparta Insular 71.30
16 7 March 1974 Aguaro-Guariquito Llanos Region Guárico Llanos 5,690
17 26 May 1974 Morrocoy Central-Western Region Falcón Coastal 320.90
18 27 May 1975 Cueva del Guácharo North-Eastern Region Monagas Mountainous 627
19 14 April 1976 Terepaima Central-Western Region Lara
Portuguesa
Mountainous 186.5
20 12 December 1978 Jaua-Sarisariñama Guayana Region Bolívar Guayana Shield 3,300
21 12 December 1978 Serranía de la Neblina Guayana Region Amazonas Guayana Shield 13,600
22 12 December 1978 Yapacana Guayana Region Amazonas Guayana Shield 3,200
23 12 December 1978 Duida-Marahuaca Guayana Region Amazonas Guayana Shield 3,737.4
24 12 December 1978 Península de Paria North-Eastern Region Sucre Mountainous 375
25 12 December 1978 Sierra de Perijá Zulian Region Zulia Mountainous 2,952.88
26 12 December 1978 El Tamá Andean Region Táchira
Apure
Mountainous 1,390
27 14 January 1987 San Esteban Central Region Carabobo Mountainous 445
28 6 May 1987 Sierra de San Luis (J. Crisóstomo Falcón) Central-Western Region Falcón Mountainous 200
29 24 February 1988 Santos Luzardo Llanos Region Apure Mountainous 5,843.68
30 25 May 1988 Guaramacal (G. Cruz Carrillo) Andean Region Trujillo
Portuguesa
Mountainous 214.66
31 30 November 1988 Dinira Central-Western Region Lara
Portuguesa
Trujillo
Mountainous 453.28
32 18 January 1989 Páramos Batallón y La Negra Andean Region Mérida
Táchira
Mountainous 952
33 7 December 1989 Chorro El Indio Andean Region Táchira Mountainous 170
34 7 December 1989 Sierra La Culata Andean Region Mérida
Trujillo
Mountainous 2,004
35 7 December 1989 Cerro Saroche Central-Western Region Lara Mountainous 322.94
36 6 June 1991 Turuépano North-Eastern Region Sucre Marshy 726
37 5 June 1991 Delta del Orinoco (Mariusa) Guayana Region Delta Amacuro Deltaic 3,310
38 5 June 1991 Ciénagas de Juan Manuel Zulian Region Zulia Marshy 2,261.3
39 1 August 1991 Parima Tapirapecó Guayana Region Amazonas Guayana Shield 39,000
40 5 June 1992 Río Viejo San Camillo Llanos Region Apure Llanos 800
41 5 June 1992 Tirgua (Gen. Manuel Manrique) Central-Western Region Yaracuy
Cojedes
Mountainous 910
42 26 March 1993 El Guache Central-Western Region Lara
Portuguesa
Mountainous 125
43 26 March 1993 Tapo-Caparo Andean Region Barinas
Mérida
Táchira
Mountainous 2,050

See also

External links

  • (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Parques de Venezuela
  • (Spanish) BIOPARQUES
  • (Spanish) Ministerio del Poder Popular para el Ambiente (Ministry of Environment)
  • National Parks in Venezuela