Venezuela: Polity Style: 1811-2016

14 Jul 1811 - 25 Jul 1812 Estados Unidos de Venezuela [1] [2]
25 Jul 1812 - 8 Aug 1813 reverts to Spain
8 Aug 1813 - 8 Sep 1814 Estados Unidos de Venezuela [2]
8 Sep 1814 - 7 May 1816 reverts to Spain
7 May 1816 - 17 Dec 1819 República de Venezuela [3]
17 Dec 1819 unification of Venezuela and Nueva Granada into a state under the name of República de Colombia is proclaimed in Art. 1 of the Organic Law passed by the Soberano Congreso de Venezuela 17 Dec 1819 and promulgated the same day (Congreso de Angostura, pp. 247-250; Correo del Orinoco, No. 47, 18 Dec 1819, pp. 2-3)
17 Dec 1819 - 8 Oct 1821 Departamento de Venezuela
8 Oct 1821 territory of Departamento de Venezuela is reconstituted as departamentos of Orinoco, Venezuela and Zulia, in accordance with a law passed by the Congreso of Gran Colombia 2 Oct 1821 and promulgated 8 Oct 1821 ("Cuerpo de leyes de la República de Colombia" [Bogotá, 1822], 1:160-171) [4]
13 Jan 1830 - 24 Oct 1830 Estado de Venezuela
24 Oct 1830 - 3 May 1864 República de Venezuela [5]
3 May 1864 - 15 Apr 1953 Estados Unidos de Venezuela
15 Apr 1953 name of the state is changed in accordance with Art. 1 of the Constitution of 1953 (passed by the Asamblea Constituyente 11 Apr 1953, promulgated 15 Apr 1953) (Gaceta Oficial, No. 372 Extra, 15 Apr 1953, pp. 1-14)
15 Apr 1953 - 30 Dec 1999 República de Venezuela
30 Dec 1999 name of the state is changed in accordance with Art. 1 of the Constitution of 1999 (passed by the Asamblea Nacional Constituyente 17 Nov 1999 pending an approval at referendum, promulgated and takes effect upon publication 30 Dec 1999 in accordance with Disposición Final) (Gaceta Oficial, No. 36.860, 30 Dec 1999, pp. 312.171-312.198)
30 Dec 1999 - República Bolivariana de Venezuela [6]

[1] 14 Jul 1811 - 3 Apr 1812 also styled Confederación Venezolana or Provincias Unidas de Venezuela.
[2] 3 Apr 1812 - 8 Sep 1813 also styled, in full, Confederación Americana de Venezuela en el Continente Meridional.
[3] 9 May 1817 - 31 May 1817 Estados Unidos de Venezuela in dissidence.
[4] Since 8 Oct 1821 Departamento de Venezuela continued to exist within the borders of the provinces of Caracas and Barinas.
[5] Estado de Venezuela is used in the Constitution, and is in some official use to 20 Jan 1835.
[6] 12 Apr 2002 - 13 Apr 2002 República de Venezuela (in dissidence)
Last updated on: 13 Oct 2013 04:05:14