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Juan Griego
The bay of Juan Griego
The bay of Juan Griego
Juan Griego is located in Venezuela
Juan Griego
Juan Griego
Coordinates: 11°05′0″N 63°58′0″W / 11.08333°N 63.96667°W / 11.08333; -63.96667Coordinates: 11°05′0″N 63°58′0″W / 11.08333°N 63.96667°W / 11.08333; -63.96667
Country  Venezuela
State Nueva Esparta
Municipality Marcano Municipality
Founded c 1545
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 28,256
 • Demonym Juangrieguenses
Time zone VST
Postal code 6309
Area code(s) 0295

Juan Griego is a city on the northern side of Isla Margarita, and is the most northern port in Venezuela. It has a population of 28,256 inhabitants (as per census of 2001) and is capital of the Marcano municipality of the Nueva Esparta state.

Juan Griego Bay

History[edit]

La Galera, a Spanish colonial fort, separates the bay in two

The city is named after Juan the Greek, who was born in Seville in the early 16th century. He was a navigator who crossed the ocean for the Americas. He started a prosperous business of transporting captive Indians from the island to Santo Domingo. He is mentioned in a census of 1545. After dying, the rest of the inhabitants of the town, probably for being the most prominent citizen of the place, began to call it after its founder.[1]

The city began to receive importance in 1811 when, during the Venezuela War of Independence, it became a port and the construction of a battery to protect it military. In 1816, the port was used by Simon Bolivar for returning from Haiti.

In 1844, the Parish of San Juan Evangelista was created - Its church of gothic styling was constructed in 1850 by Fray Nicholas de Igualdad is still, along with the lovely bay, the symbol of the city.

In 1904, the government moved the capital of the island from Juan Griego to Pampatar, to the south of the island when the commercial activities greatly reduced. Nevertheless the cultural activities continued to bloom in the city, In 1932 a young group of people started the Beneficent Society of Juan Griego, who perform plays, recitals of poetry, concerts and other artistic manifestations.

In 1973, the island become a free port and the city once again become the second city in sequence of importance in the commercial activities after Porlamar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juan Griego". famouswonders.com. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 



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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:37:14 -0700

25 Oct, 2014 | Un grupo de comerciantes del casco central de Juan Griego manifestó que se prepara para la compra, aunque sea en plaza, de mercancía para la temporada decembrina y así renovar sus vitrinas y estantes. Actualmente ofrecen variedad de ...

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Tue, 07 Oct 2014 21:36:30 -0700

8 Oct, 2014 | La continuación de la autopista Juan Griego Pampatar, el proyecto de un gran centro comercial al estilo de los mejores de Porlamar y Pampatar, pronta inauguración de la oficina del Saime, avance del paseo de Taguantar y construcción de ...
 
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:30:00 -0700

Col. Mark Miera, left, assumed command of the 93rd Troop Command Brigade from Col. Donnie Quintana, center, Oct. 19 at the Onate Complex, Santa Fe, N.M. Command Sgt. Maj. Elizabeth Bryant, 93rd's command sergeant major salutes the colors along ...

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0700

1 Oct, 2014 | Auristela Vicent tiene cinco hijos y a diario tiene que movilizarse hasta Juan Griego, desde su natal Altagracia, ubicada en el vecino municipio Gómez, porque allá consigue menos productos. “Al menos uno viene a Juan Griego y hace las ...

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 09:52:30 -0700

... at the Francisco Lárez Cultural Center in the area of Art Administration at the Bolivarian University of Venezuela; Scriptwriting, at the Manuel Plácido Maneiro Cultural Center in Pampatar; and Animation, at the Antonio Diaz Boliviaran Lyceum in ...

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:37:30 -0700

La ruta está comprendida en tres etapas, la primera se realizó este viernes con salida en la cancha de Las Barrancas, pasando por La Encrucijada, vía Taguantar, Juan Griego, Los Millanes, sector Vicuña, subiendo por El Maco, para luego retornar al ...

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:41:27 -0700

La otra valla es sobre los trabajos de una falla de borde en vialidad sub-ramal 01 que conduce a Manzanillo desde La Galera, Juan Griego. Está identificada como una obra de emergencia. La empresa contratista, Petrofausto Group C.A., por 11 millones ...

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:31:06 -0700

... tomarán los espacios de las tres casas culturales más emblemáticas de la región: la Casa de la Cultura Ramón Vásquez Brito de Porlamar, el Centro de Artes Omar Carreño de La Asunción y el Complejo Cultural, Francisco Lárez Granado en Juan Griego.
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