Nueva Esparta

Nueva Esparta
State of Venezuela
Flag of Nueva Esparta
Flag
Coat of arms of Nueva Esparta
Coat of arms
Anthem: Himno del Estado Nueva Esparta
Location within Venezuela
Location within Venezuela
Coordinates: 10°57′N 64°01′W / 10°57′N 64°01′W / 10.95; -64.01
Country Venezuela
Created 1909
Capital La Asunción
Government
 • Governor Alfredo Díaz Figueroa (2017–present)
Area
 • Total 1,151 km2 (444 sq mi)
Area rank 23rd
  0.12% of Venezuela
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 491,610
 • Rank 20th
  1.68% of Venezuela
Time zone UTC-04:30
ISO 3166 code VE-O
Emblematic tree Guayacán (Guaiacum officinale)
Website www.guaiqueri.net

New Sparta State, in Spanish Estado Nueva Esparta (IPA:  [esˈtaðo ˈnweβa esˈparta]), is one of the 23 states of Venezuela. It comprises Margarita Island, Coche, and the largely uninhabited Cubagua.

The state is the smallest one in area, and is located off the northeast Caribbean coast of Venezuela. It is the only insular state of Venezuela (not including the Federal Dependencies, a federal territory but not a state). The main island of Margarita has an area of 934 km2. Its capital city is La Asunción, and the main urban center is Porlamar.

Etymology

Its name comes from the heroism shown by its inhabitants during the Venezuelan War of Independence, deemed similar to that of the Spartan soldiers of Ancient Greece.

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Nueva Esparta
беларуская: Нуэва-Эспарта
български: Нуева Еспарта
brezhoneg: Nueva Esparta
català: Nueva Esparta
čeština: Nueva Esparta
Deutsch: Nueva Esparta
italiano: Nuova Sparta
kernowek: Nueva Esparta
Kiswahili: Nueva Esparta
lietuvių: Nueva Esparta
македонски: Нуева Еспарта
Bahasa Melayu: Nueva Esparta
Nederlands: Nueva Esparta
norsk nynorsk: Nueva Esparta
português: Nueva Esparta
română: Nueva Esparta
српски / srpski: Нуева Еспарта
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Nueva Esparta
svenska: Nueva Esparta
Tiếng Việt: Nueva Esparta
Winaray: Nueva Esparta