Yaracuy is one of the twenty-three states that, together with the Capital District and the Federal Dependencies, form the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Its capital is San Felipe. It is located in the center-north region of the country, bordering on the north with Falcón, on the northeast with Golfo Triste, on the east with Carabobo, on the south with Cojedes and on the west with Lara. With 7100 km² it is the fifth least extensive state-ahead of Aragua, Carabobo, Vargas and Nueva Esparta, the least extensive- and with 785 125 inhabitants. In 2017. It has 14 autonomous municipalities and 21 civil parishes. Its main cities are: San Felipe, Yaritagua, Chivacoa, Nirgua, Cocorote, Urachiche and Aroa.