Guanare

Guanare
City
Guanare
Vía Guanare.JPG
Santuario a la Virgen de Coromoto - Guanare, Edo Portuguesa.jpg
Guanare 2010 010.JPG
La Plaza Bolívar de Guanare.jpg
Catedral de Guanare.jpg
Flag of Guanare
Flag
Guanare is located in Venezuela
Guanare
Guanare
Coordinates: 9°02′37″N 69°44′56″W / 9°02′37″N 69°44′56″W / 9.04361; -69.74889
CountryVenezuelaVenezuela
StatePortuguesa (Venezuela)Portuguesa
Founded3 November 1591
Area
 • Total2,008 km2 (775 sq mi)
Elevation183 m (600 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total235,201
 • Density100.63/km2 (260.6/sq mi)
 • DemonymGuanareño(a)
Time zoneUTC-4:30 (VST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4:30 (not observed)
Postal code3350
Area code(s)0257
WebsiteAlcaldía de Guanare[permanent dead link] (in Spanish)
The area and population figures are for the municipality

Guanare (Spanish pronunciation: [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.

Guanare was founded November 3, 1591 by João Fernandes de Leão Pacheco (1543-1593), a portuguese Captain from Portimão. 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.

Ivian Sarcos Miss World 2011 is from Guanare.

Climate

Nuestra Señora de Coromoto National Shrine
Climate data for Guanare
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.7
(99.9)
38.2
(100.8)
38.5
(101.3)
37.8
(100)
37.2
(99)
34.3
(93.7)
34.2
(93.6)
34.7
(94.5)
35.2
(95.4)
34.9
(94.8)
35.3
(95.5)
35.9
(96.6)
38.5
(101.3)
Average high °C (°F) 33.1
(91.6)
33.9
(93)
34.2
(93.6)
32.6
(90.7)
30.9
(87.6)
30.1
(86.2)
30.0
(86)
30.6
(87.1)
31.3
(88.3)
31.5
(88.7)
31.8
(89.2)
32.1
(89.8)
31.8
(89.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.7
(80.1)
27.6
(81.7)
28.4
(83.1)
27.9
(82.2)
26.7
(80.1)
26.0
(78.8)
25.7
(78.3)
26.1
(79)
26.6
(79.9)
26.7
(80.1)
26.8
(80.2)
26.3
(79.3)
26.8
(80.2)
Average low °C (°F) 20.2
(68.4)
21.2
(70.2)
22.6
(72.7)
23.1
(73.6)
22.5
(72.5)
21.9
(71.4)
21.4
(70.5)
21.5
(70.7)
21.9
(71.4)
21.9
(71.4)
21.7
(71.1)
20.4
(68.7)
21.7
(71.1)
Record low °C (°F) 15.4
(59.7)
15.4
(59.7)
18.0
(64.4)
19.4
(66.9)
19.4
(66.9)
17.2
(63)
17.9
(64.2)
17.7
(63.9)
18.7
(65.7)
19.0
(66.2)
17.9
(64.2)
15.3
(59.5)
15.3
(59.5)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 14
(0.55)
17
(0.67)
41
(1.61)
131
(5.16)
227
(8.94)
245
(9.65)
266
(10.47)
200
(7.87)
173
(6.81)
172
(6.77)
111
(4.37)
33
(1.3)
1,630
(64.17)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 2.0 1.8 2.7 8.6 14.3 17.9 17.8 15.9 13.1 12.7 8.7 4.0 119.5
Average relative humidity (%) 67.5 64.5 64.0 69.5 76.0 78.5 78.5 78.0 77.5 76.5 76.0 72.5 73.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 257.3 221.2 207.7 141.0 145.7 138.0 167.4 186.0 195.0 207.7 219.0 232.5 2,318.5
Source #1: Instituto Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología (INAMEH)[1][2]
Source #2: NOAA (extremes, rainy days, and sun)[3]
Other Languages
aragonés: Guanare
Bân-lâm-gú: Guanare
Cebuano: Guanare
Deutsch: Guanare
español: Guanare
Esperanto: Guanare (urbo)
فارسی: گواناره
한국어: 과나레
italiano: Guanare
ქართული: გუანარე
lietuvių: Gvanarė
magyar: Guanare
Nederlands: Guanare
日本語: グアナレ
polski: Guanare
português: Guanare
română: Guanare
русский: Гуанаре
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Guanare
svenska: Guanare
українська: Гуанаре
اردو: گوانارے
Volapük: Guanare
Winaray: Guanare
中文: 瓜納雷