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Urumaco Destination Guide

Delve into Urumaco in Venezuela

Urumaco in the region of Falcón is located in Venezuela - some 234 mi or ( 377 km ) West of Caracas , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Urumaco

Local time in Urumaco is now 11:49 AM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " America/Caracas " with a UTC offset of -4.5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Oranjestad, Valencia, Tarama, Santa Rosa, and San Gregorio. While being here, you might want to check out Oranjestad . Are you curious about the possible sightseeing spots and facts in Urumaco ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location


Urumaco is a town in the state of Falcón in Venezuela. It is of world importance for its fossils. The arid climate of the region means that the fossils are not hidden by vegetation. They were first made known to science by geologists who came across them while looking for oil (which is abundant in some parts of Venezuela). The paleontological wealth of Urumaco makes it the most fossil-rich zone of northern South America.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 11.20 -70.25 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Paleontological sites of South America, Populated places in Falcón

Magdalena State

The Magdalena State (Spanish: Estado del Magdalena) was one of the states of Colombia. Today the area of the former state makes up most of modern-day areas of the departments of Magdalena, Cesar and La Guajira, northern Colombia.

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Located at 11.25 -70.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: History of Magdalena Department, Sovereign States of the Granadine Confederation, States of Colombia

Santa Marta Province

Santa Marta Province was a province of Gran Colombia. With the 1824 changes in the subdivisions of Gran Colombia, it became part of Magdalena Department.

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Located at 11.25 -70.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Provinces of Gran Colombia, Provinces of the Republic of New Granada

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