Guarenas

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Coordinates: 10°28′N 66°37′W / 10.467°N 66.617°W / 10.467; -66.617

Guarenas
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Official seal of Guarenas
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Guarenas is located in Venezuela
Guarenas
Guarenas
Location in Venezuela
Coordinates: 10°27′59″N 66°37′00″W / 10.46639°N 66.61667°W / 10.46639; -66.61667
Country VenezuelaVenezuela
State Miranda
Municipality Plaza
Founded February 14, 1621
Government
 • Mayor Freddy Rodríguez
Area
 • Total 142 km2 (55 sq mi)
Elevation 374 m (1,227 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 200,417
 • Density 1,411/km2 (3,650/sq mi)
Time zone HLV (UTC-4:30)
Postal Code 1204
Area code(s) +58 212
Website http://www.guarenasonline.com/

Guarenas is a city in Miranda, Venezuela. It was established in 1621 as Nuestra Señora de Copacabana de los Guarenas.

On February 27, 1989, a morning protest in this city over the recent nationwide hike in bus fares, spread to Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, which resulted in several days of rioting known today as the Caracazo.

Today, Guarenas has virtually merged with its neighbor, Guatire. As of 2006, its population has been estimated at 185,010.

The Curupao Power Plant, which was inaugurated in 1933, still provides electricity to Guarenas and Guatire. The state also owned movie production facilities, as the Villa del Cine is situated in the city.

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