Apure, river, c.500 mi (800 km) long, rising in the Andes, N Colombia, and flowing E across W central Venezuela to the Orinoco River. It drains much of the western portion of the Orinoco basin and is navigable by river steamers for c.400 mi (640 km) during the rainy season. There is extensive livestock ranching along the Apure llanos, or plains. The Portuguesa and Guárico rivers are the chief tributaries.

Estado Apure is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided.

The state capital is San Fernando de Apure.

Based on the 2001 census information, the estimated population of Apure State in 2007 is 473,900 inhabitants.

Municipalities and municipal seats

  1. Achaguas (Achaguas)
  2. Biruaca (Biruaca)
  3. Muñoz (Bruzual)
  4. Páez (Guasdualito)
  5. Pedro Camejo (San Juan de Payara)
  6. Rómulo Gallegos (Elorza)
  7. San Fernando (San Fernando de Apure)

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