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Ciudad Guayana is a city in the federal state of
Bolívar, in the east of Venezuela. It is located at the southern bank
of the Orinoco River, at the confluence with the river Caroní.
The city, officially founded in 1961, consists of the old town San Félix and the new town Puerto Ordaz, which lie on either side of the river Caroní. The city extends over a stretch of 40 kilometers along the southern bank of the Orinoco River.
With a population of roughly 800,000 inhabitants, it is a pretty large city by Venezuelan standards.
The city Ciudad Guayana is the business hub of the federal state of Bolívar and the center of Venezuela´s steel industry.
Important and at the same time one of the tourist attractions of the city, is the Guri waterpower plant. It´s one of the largest waterpower plants in the world, producing a substantial share of Venezuela´s total supply of electric power.