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Ciudad Bolívar

venezuela

Ciudad Bolívar (pop. 249,600), commercial center and port of eastern Venezuela, located on the Orinoco River. It was originally founded by Spaniards and called Angostura (1764). Here Simon Bolívar, known as the liberator of South America, claimed independence for Colombia and Venezuela (1819). It was subsequently named after him (Spanish: ciudad, city). Exports such as latex, animal skins, and lumber are shipped through Ciudad Bolivar.

See also: Venezuela.

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