Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Angostura, the capital of the province of Guyana, Venezuela, S. America (also known as Ciudad Bolivar). It is situated on the right bank of the Orinoko, about 240 miles from its mouth. In 1819 a congress was held here under Bolivar, by which New Grenada and Venezuela were united to form Columbia. Sugar, cocoa, cotton, hides, and bark are largely exported.