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Guayana Travel Guide

Ciudad Guayana History

The city "Santo Tomé de Guayana" moves to the mouth of the Orinoco River in the year 1637 by orders of the Governor Diego López Escobar, but due to two attacks by the Dutch people, his lieutenant governor decided to burn their city.

In 1888 was definitely established the name of "San Felix", leaving aside "Puerto de Tablas". On February 9, 1952 it was officially declared "Puerto Ordaz", in honor of the famous conquistador Diego Ordaz. Between the years 1952 and 1961 were started the construction of some "basic enterprises", in the place what was located Matanzas to 17 kilometers from Puerto Ordaz.

Ciudad Guyana was founded on July 2, 1961; the city included the inhabitants of Puerto Ordaz, the small town of San Félix, Matanzas, Castillito and Caruachi. This city is located in an exceptional geographical environment and has become one of the cities that had experimented a significant growing in the country.

In November 2006 was inaugurated the second bridge over the Orinoco River, the bridge facilitates the communications between the Ciudad Guayana and the other bank of the Orinoco River in the states Anzoategui and Monagas contributing significantly the economic development of the region.

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