Yaritagua

Yaritagua
City
Yaritagua
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Official seal of Yaritagua
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Yaritagua is located in Venezuela
Yaritagua
Yaritagua
Coordinates: 10°4′31″N 69°7′42″W / 10°4′31″N 69°7′42″W / 10.07528; -69.12833
CountryVenezuela
StateYaracuy
MunicipalityPeña Municipality
Government
 • MayorShirley Romero (PSUV)
Area
 • Total510 km2 (200 sq mi)
Elevation340 m (1,120 ft)
Population 120.000
 • DemonymYaritagüeño/a
Postal code3203
Websiteyaritagua.com.ve

Yaritagua (Spanish pronunciation: [ʝaɾiˈtaɣwa]) is the capital of the Peña Municipality of Venezuela's state of Yaracuy. Founded in 1699 during Spain's colonization of Venezuela by Nicolas Eugenio de Ponte,[1] it retains some colonial-era buildings. The significance of sugar cane in the area has given it the nickname Ciudad Dulce de Yaracuy (Sweet City of Yaracuy). It has a population of around 120,000, and is considered Yaracuy's second city, after the capital San Felipe, Yaracuy.

The city is twinned with Zamora, Spain.[2]

Santa Lucía church, city center.

References

  1. ^ (in Spanish) ÁNGEL OMAR MOYETINES, Yaritagua arriba hoy a 310 años de fundada
  2. ^ "Ciudades y pueblos se benefician del hermanamiento con otros territorios". Larazon.es. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
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