Bejuma

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Bejuma
Bejuma is located in Venezuela
Bejuma
Bejuma
Coordinates: 10°11′N 68°15′W / 10.183°N 68.250°W / 10.183; -68.250Coordinates: 10°11′N 68°15′W / 10.183°N 68.250°W / 10.183; -68.250
Country  Venezuela
State Carabobo
Municipality Bejuma Municipality
Founded 1843
Elevation 667 m (2,188 ft)
Time zone VST
Bejuma

Bejuma is a small town in Carabobo State, Venezuela, seat of the Bejuma Municipality.

Geography[edit]

Bejuma is located at 667 metres over sea level.

History[edit]

The town of Bejuma was founded in 1843 by the landowners of the "Fundo Bejuma" hacienda.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the region is based on agriculture. There are also some minor food processing plants in the area.

Culture[edit]

The Casa de la Cultura (Culture House) is a building that contains the Atheneum, the public library Manuel Pimentel Coronel and the city museum. The city museum (Museo Pueblos del Occidente de Carabobo or Museum of the Peoples of Western Carabobo) contains objects coming from the original Indian cultures as well as from different later periods of the history of Western Carabobo.

The city also has a theatre, Teatro Palermo, as well as a social centre, Centro Social Bejuma.