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Ciudad Guayana is a city in Bolívar State, Venezuela. It lies south of the Orinoco, where the river is joined by the Caroní River. The city, officially founded in 1961, is actually composed of the old town of San Félix at the east and the new town of Puerto Ordaz at the west, which lie on either banks of the Caroní and are connected by three bridges. The city stretches 40 kilometers along the south bank of the Orinoco. With approximately one million people, it is Venezuela’s fastest-growing city due to its important iron industry.

Guayana City is one of Venezuela’s five most important ports, since most goods produced in Bolívar are shipped through it, onto the Atlantic Ocean via the Orinoco river. The city is also the location of the Second Orinoco crossing.

Ciudad Guayana is a port city on the Orinoco and Caroní rivers in Bolívar state, Venezuela. Comprising 2 towns, Puerto Ordaz and San Félix, it’s known as a gateway to the Orinoco Delta and the Gran Sabana, a region of grassy plains dotted with flat-top mountains called tepuis. Between the towns are the waterfalls of La Llovizna and Cachamay parks. Nearby is the huge Macagua Dam and its modern Ecomuseo del Caroní.

Population: 850,262 (2011)

Currency

The bolívar is the new currency of Venezuela since January 1, 2008. The name “bolívar fuerte” is only used temporarily to distinguish it from the older currency that was being used along with the bolívar fuerte (VEB). The new name is literally translated as “strong bolívar”.

Climate

The climate is tropical in Ciudad Guayana. The summers here have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters Have very little. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Aw. The average temperature in Ciudad Guayana is 27.0 ° C. In a year, the average rainfall is 1002 mm. The driest month is March. There is 14 mm of precipitation in March. Most of the precipitation here falls in June, averaging 188 mm.

Language

Spanish is the language spoken by the majority of Venezuelans.

Getting Around

The main routes are served by buses and porpuestos. Some of the main sights are only accessible by taxi.