Maroa Municipality History
A boat back Guainia, by dint of sweaty Veranero Palanqueros with the sun in his muscular shoulders. Inside, the Commission for "Swiss referee Experts, headed by Engineer Geometer E. Berchtold. On his shoulders the heavy responsibility of establishing, with no appeal possible, the boundary between the Venezuelan and Colombian sovereignty in this important waterway.
Once in San Jose, Guainia, April 30, 1923, granting a decree fixing the border line between the courses of rivers and Guainia Atabapo, which reads as follows: "The second section of the Swiss Commission of Experts "in the execution of his sentence from 29 May, 1922: view the arbitral award made by the Crown of Spain on March 16, 1891 View the arbitral award made by the Swiss Federal Council on 24 March 1922. Hit the reports and documents produced by Venezuela and Colombia on the differences arising in the course of the boundary of the two states between an Atabapo and Guainia. Having regard to the allegations and documents submitted by the delegations of Venezuela and Colombia in the aftermath of the partition.
After having placed in the field survey work in the region in question, for these reasons, decides: that the border of Venezuela and Colombia in regard to region-Pimichin Yavita, traces the course of Atabapo to the point intersection of that river with the parallel that runs 36 Km North of Yavita, continues along that parallel to the meridian Yavita reaches straight Pimichin the parallel, 36 km to the west of this village, hence follows by the meridian of this point to stop at Guainía and then quickly moves through the channel of this river to the stone Cocuy.
Decided and San Jose (Guainía), April 30, 1923, implemented in three (3) originals, in San Fernando de Atabapo on December 27, 1923. It is noted that the town of Maroa was founded in 1941.