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Ciudad Guayana

Travel Guide South America Venezuela Ciudad Guayana

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Introduction

Ciudad Guayna is an industrial city in Venezuela, south of the Orinoco river, where it is joined by the Caroní River. Steel and aluminium smelters are the main drivers of the town, located here because of the proximity to the Guri Dam hydroelectric plant.

The city was founded in 1961 as an amalgamation of the old town of San Félix and the new town of Puerto Ordaz, which lie on either side of the Caroní River.

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Sights and Activities

  • Guri Dam (Central Hidroeléctrica Simón Bolívar) - the world's second largest hydroelectric plant provides 75% of Venezuela's electricity. [1]. You can take tours of the facility.
  • The parks of Cachamay, Loefling, and La Llovisna.

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See also International Telephone Calls

References

  1. 1 Source: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001336.html

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