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Barquisimeto

Barquisimeto
Administration
Full nameNueva Segovia de Barquisimeto
Official nameNueva Segovia de Barquisimeto
CountryVenezuelaVenezuela
StateLara
MunicipalityIribarren
Founded1563
Government
MayorAmalia Saez (PSUV)
Geography
Total Area1065.4 sq mi (2760 km2)
Elevation1857 ft (566 m)
Demography
Total Population1500000 (2007)
Density (pop.)324.6/km2 (840.7/sq mi)
DemonymBarquisimetano(a)
Other information
Time zoneVST (UTC-4:30)
- Summer (DST)not observed (UTC-4:30)
Postal code3001
Area code0251

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Barquisimeto (-esbarkisiˈmeto) is the capital city of the State of Lara located in west central Venezuela, halfway between Caracas and Maracaibo on the Turbio River.


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