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Guanare

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Country  Venezuela
Founded  3 November 1591
Postal code  3350
Elevation  183 m
Local time  Saturday 2:28 AM
State  Portuguesa
Time zone  VST (UTC-4:30)
Area  2,008 km²
Population  151,170 (2011)
Area code  0257
Guanare
Website  Alcaldía de Guanare (Spanish)
Weather  26°C, Wind N at 5 km/h, 57% Humidity

Guanare ([ɡwaˈnaɾe]) is the capital and most populated city of Portuguesa State, Venezuela. It is where la Virgen de Coromoto is said to have appeared to a Coromoto Indian.

Map of Guanare, Portuguesa, Venezuela

Guanare was founded November 3, 1591 by Juan Fernández de León. Located at the edge of the Southwestern floodplains, near the Andes foothills, Guanare is in a region known for livestock and agricultural production. Guanare is also the location of one of the campuses of UNELLEZ [1], one of the nation's main agricultural universities.

It is also said that is the spiritual capital of Venezuela, and it is recognizable for its tourism, and where many events take place.

References

Guanare Wikipedia


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