Falcon - Paraguana
Falcon state is named after Marshal Juan Crisostomo Falcon, one of the leading figures of the Venezuelan Federation, who was born near the town of Jadacaquiva in Paraguaná peninsula.
Falcon state belongs to Coriano System and is located in northwestern Venezuela, with its limits, on the north by the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Venezuela, on the south by the states of Zulia, Lara and Yaracuy, on the east by the Caribbean Sea and west by the Gulf of Venezuela and part of Zulia state.
The region is mostly coastal lowlands and the northern Andean mountain hills, and is mostly dry with limited agriculture production. Farming mostly occurs in river valleys and mountainous areas, and includes maize, coconut, sesame, coffee and sugar cane.
Coro, the state capitol and the Paraguaná Peninsula have had significant amounts of industrialization and growth. Large oil refineries such as the Paraguana Refinery Complex in the city of Punto Fijo are located on the southwestern shore of the Paraguaná Peninsula, and approximately two-thirds of Venezuela’s total oil production occurs in this area, much of which is exported via tanker ships that ship internationally through the port of Amuay.
Paraguana Peninsula Map
Punto Fijo Map
Serenity Inn Map