Chronology of Catholic Dioceses:Venezuela

See a list of abbreviations used in this list. See also our listing of current ecclesial jurisdictions.

0100~
Italica - Spain
0200-0300
Sevilla (separated from Italica?) - Spain
0300-0400
Sevilla (AD) - SpainRegarding Coro and thus Northern and most of Central Venezuela:
1511
Santo Domingo (erected from Spain: Sevilla) - Puerto Rico
Regarding Mérida and thus Western Venezuela ??:
1534
Cartagena (detached from Santo Domingo ??) - (New Granada) Colombia
1536
Cuzco (established from Spain/Sevilla ??) - Peru
1541
Ciudad de los Reyes / Lima (detached from Cuzco ?) - Peru
1546
Popayán (detached from Lima) - (New Granada) Colombia
1562
Santafé en Nueva Grenada (detached from Cartagena ?? and/or from Popayán ??) - (New Granada) Colombia
1564
Santafé en Nueva Grenada (Metr.) - (New Granada) ColombiaRegarding Santo Tomás de Guayana and thus Eastern and Southern Venezuela:
1511
Puerto Rico (erected from Spain: Sevilla) - Puerto Rico
1531
Coro (established from Santo Domingo) - (New Granada) Venezuela
1638
Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela (See transferred from Coro and renamed) - (New Granada) Venezuela
1778
Mérida (detached from Santa Fé de Nueva Granada (Bogota) and from Caracas) - (New Granada) Venezuela
1790
Santo Tomás de Guayana / Guayana /later also called: Guayana of the West Indies, Guayana of South America / Santo Tomás of South America (detached from Puerto Rico) - (New Granada) Venezuela
1803
Caracas, Santiago de Venezuela (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Santo Domingo) - (New Granada) Venezuela
1863
Barquisimeto (detached from Mérida) - Venezuela
1863
Calabozo (detached from Caracas and Mérida) - Venezuela
1867
Coro y Barquisimeto (new name, previously Barquisimeto) - Venezuela
1869
Barquisimeto (new name, previously Coro y Barquisimeto) - Venezuela
1897
Zulia (detached from Mérida) - Venezuela
1907
Barquisimeto / Carabobo - Venezuela
1922
Caroní (AV, detached from Guayana) - Venezuela
1922
Coro (detached from Barquisimeto) - Venezuela
1922
Cumaná (detached from Guayana) - Venezuela
1922
San Cristóbal de Venezuela (detached from Mérida) - Venezuela
1922
Valencia (detached from Caracas) - Venezuela
1923
Mérida (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Caracas) - Venezuela
1932
Upper Orinoco (AP, detached from Guayana) - Venezuela
1943
Machiques (AV, detached from Zulia) - Venezuela
1953
Ciudad Bolívar (new name, previously Guayana) - Venezuela
1953
Maracaibo (new name, previously Zulia) - Venezuela
1953
Puerto Ayacucho (AV, new name, previously Upper Orinoco AP) - Venezuela
1954
Barcelona (detached from Ciudad Bolívar) - Venezuela
1954
Guanare (detached from Barquisimeto, and from Calabozo) - Venezuela
1954
San Fernando de Apure (Prel., detached from Calabozo, and from San Cristóbal de Venezuela) - Venezuela
1954
Tucupita (AV, detached from Caroní) - Venezuela
1957
Trujillo (detached from Mérida) - Venezuela
1958
Ciudad Bolívar (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Caracas) - Venezuela
1958
Maracay (detached from Caracas, and from Calabozo) - Venezuela
1958
Maturín (detached from Ciudad Bolívar) - Venezuela
1965
Barinas (detached from Mérida and from Calabozo) - Venezuela
1965
Cabimas (detached from Maracaibo) - Venezuela
1965
Los Teques (detached from Caracas) - Venezuela
1966
Barquisimeto (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Caracas) - Venezuela
1966
Maracaibo (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Mérida) - Venezuela
1966
San Felipe (detached from Barquisimeto, and from Valencia) - Venezuela
1969
Margarita (detached from Cumaná) - Venezuela
1970
La Guaira (detached from Caracas) - Venezuela
1972
San Carlos de Venezuela (detached from Valencia) - Venezuela
1974
San Fernando de Apure - Venezuela
1974
Valencia (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Caracas) - Venezuela
1979
Ciudad Guayana (detached from Ciudad Bolívar) - Venezuela
1990
Venezuela [Gr.-Melk.] (ApEx) - Venezuela
1992
Cumaná (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Ciudad Bolívar) - Venezuela
1992
Carora (detached from Barquisimeto) - Venezuela
1992
Valle de la Pascua (detached from Calabozo) - Venezuela
1994
El Vigia-San Carlos del Zulía (detached from Maracaibo, from Mérida, and from Cabimas) - Venezuela
1994
Puerto Cabello (detached from Valencia) - Venezuela
1995
Venezuela (Mil.Ord.) - Venezuela
1995
Calabozo (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Caracas) - Venezuela
1996
Guarenas (detached from Los Teques) - Venezuela
1997
Punto Fijo (detached from Coro) - Venezuela
1998
Coro (Metr., was part of the Metropolitan Province of Maracaibo) - Venezuela
2000
Carúpano (detached from Cumaná) - Venezuela
2001
Venezuela [Syr.] (ApEx) - Venezuela
2002
Acarigua-Araure (detached from Guanare) - Venezuela
2015
Guasdualito (detached from Barinas and from San Fernando de Apure) - Venezuela
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