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Country  Venezuela
Population  307,364 (2011)
University  Universidad de Los Llanos Occidentales Ezequiel Zamora
Area  322.71 km2
State  Barinas
Founded  30 June 1577
Mayor  Abunto Sanchez Rodriguez

Barinas is a city in west central Venezuela. According to the 2011 census, its population is 353,442. It is the capital of the Barinas Municipality and the State of Barinas. The city of Barinas is known as the capital of Los Llanos.


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Barinas, Barinas in the past, History of Barinas, Barinas

The original city was founded under the name Altamira de Caceres on June 30, 1577 by Captain Juan Andres Varela fulfilling orders of the governor of La Grita Francisco de Caceres, who had founded this Andean city and established it governorate in 1576.

Barinas, Barinas in the past, History of Barinas, Barinas

In 1786 Barinas state was established in the territories of the existing states of Barinas and Apure. The city became the capital of the state and an important bastion of the patriots during the War of Independence. Cristobal Mendoza, the first President of Venezuela, lived and practiced his profession in Barinas.


The city is located in the northwest part of the state, along the river Santo Domingo in the Andean foothills about 165 km from the city of Merida and 525 km from Caracas. The city has about 270,000 inhabitants and is the most populous in the state of Barinas and one of the largest Venezuelan llanos cities alongside Calabozo, Acarigua-Araure, Guanare and San Fernando de Apure. The city is located about 188 meters above sea level.


The city has become an important administrative centre being the headquarters of major educational institutions such as the National Experimental University of the Western Plains "Ezequiel Zamora" and the more immediate market for everything produced in the state both in the field of agriculture and animal husbandry and oil exploitation. In recent years an important tourist industry has emerged in the city since it has served as a base or point of entry to all eco-tourism locations in the region of Western Plains.


  • The Marques Palace
  • Museum Alberto Arvelo Torrealba
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Pilar of Zaragoza and Santiago
  • Santo Domingo River
  • Squares: Students Square, Bolivar Square, Zamora Square, Francisco de Miranda Square, Poets Square
  • Walk of the Trujillanos
  • The Federation Park
  • Los Mangos Park
  • Business Centers: C.C. Cima, C.C. El Dorado, C.C. Forum, C.C. Vemeca.
  • Olympic Stadium Agustin Tovar "La Carolina"
  • Botanical Garden of Unellez
  • Punto Fresco Roundabout
  • The house of Brutalis
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