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Naguanagua is a city of greater Valencia, Carabobo in Venezuela. It is in the valley of the Cabriales River [*] at the base of Cerro El Cafe and the El Trigal Mountain. Valencia and Naguanagua form a continuous urban area. The highway that runs from the centre of Valencia towards Puerto Cabello passes through this community; Bolivar Avenue in Valencia becomes University Avenue in Naguanagua on the northern side of a traffic roundabout, or redoma.

Tourism and Places of interest

Downtown Naguanagua features the Parochial Church of Naguanagua, the Parochial House and Bolivar Square. Near the Carabobo Hospital is the Spaniards Road (Camino de Los Espanoles), Colonial Way in the San Esteban National Park (Parque Nacional San Esteban), where one can to go down to San Esteban town near to Puerto Cabello. Also, you can visit La Entrada, a village near Naguanagua where there is the Atanasio Giradot Monument. Between the Sport Square are the "Don Bosco Field" (Campo Don Bosco) in the downtown, the "Simon Bolivar Bicentennial Sport Complex" in La Granja, the "Patinodrome of Capremco" and the "University City Sport Complex" in the Campus Barbula. Naguanagua has the largest shopping centres Carabobo State including Sambil Centre in Ciudad Jardin Manongo, La Granja Shopping Centre, Cristal Naguanagua Centre in Las Quintas III Stage and Via Veneto Shopping Center in Ciudad Jardin Manongo. Others places include the offices of El Carabobeno newspaper on University Avenue, Los Guayabitos Park, the Botanical Garden of Naguanagua (Salvador Feo La Cruz Avenue), Paseo La Granja Park (Venezuela Avenue), Liberty Park or the Peace Park , Park of Attractions "Dunas" near of the first World Trade Centre of Venezuela, "Hosperia Rio Convention Center" , and the Park of Attractions "Ditto Park" (Tazajal).


Naguanagua is the home of the main student campus of the University of Carabobo(Universidad de Carabobo UC). The administrative offices are in Valencia proper. The campus is quite large and operates as a separate community with its own security, transportation, and legislative body. Also, there are other universities such as University College of Administration and Trade (Colegio Universitario de Administracion y Mercadeo CUAM) near Barbula Bridge, the National "Open" University (Universidad Nacional Abierta UNA) in El Retobo, the National Polytechnic Research University of the Armed Forces (Universidad Nacional Experimental Politecnica de las Fuerzas Armadas UNEFA) in Las Quintas I stage, and the Bicentennial University of Aragua (Universidad Bicentenaria de Aragua UBA) in La Campina.


Road transportation inside the city is provided by the Centre Regional Highway (Autopista Regional del Centro (ARC)) and major arterials such as University Avenue, Paseo Cabriales Avenue or Cemetery Avenue, Valencia Avenue, Naguanagua's Bolivar Avenue, Salvador Feo La Cruz Avenue, 190 Avenue, Salvador Allende Avenue (University City Campus Barbula Universidad de Carabobo).

Municipal Government

The urban wards and suburbs of Naguanagua are: Naguanagua Downtown (Casquel Historical of the city), Parque Naguanagua, Santa Ana, Nueva Esparta, Guere, Capremco, Tarapio(Urbanization), Las Quintas de Naguanagua , La Granja, Brisas de Paramacay, Manongo, Ciudad Jardin Manongo, Palma Real, La Florida, El Rincon, Tazajal, El Saman, Manantial, Tarapio (Suburb), La Begona, La Cidra, La Campina, El Naranjal, El Pinar, Los Candiles, El Cafetal (I y II stage), Rotafe, Los Guayabitos, El Guayabal, El Retobo, CUAM town or Altos de Rosa Ines, Vivienda Rural de Barbula, Brisas del Cafe, Mangos Paradise, La Querencia, Agua Linda, Colinas Girardot, La Entrada , Carialinda, Las Palmeras, La Luz, Malagon, Fundacion Carabobo, Oncologico, Gonzales Plaza.

Mayor Julio Castillo is in the process of an urban development effort called, in Spanish, "Plan de Desarrollo Urbano Local de Naguanagua" (Naguanagua local urban development plan). Infrastructure, especially roads, is a main concern in light of recent rapid growth. [*] Recently, Naguanagua has struggled with citizens abusing garbage collection policy. Stricter fines and policing are being used to address this issue.


Naguanagua was originally founded as a parish district between Valencia and Puerto Cabello. The name of the district/municipio (similar to a county) is Naguanagua, and the main city in the district is Naguanagua. The map at top right shows the municipio in red and the other municipios of Carabobo in gray. Naguanagua was founded as a curacy on 14 May 1782 by the Bishop of Caracas Don Mariano Marti. The name Naguanagua means "Abundance of Waters".


Municipal Governtment of Naguanagua site (Spanish)

Naguanagua Forest

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