Michelena

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Michelena
Michelena from Los Guamos
Michelena from Los Guamos
Nickname(s): Corazón del Táchira
Michelena is located in Venezuela
Michelena
Michelena
Coordinates: 7°58′N 72°14′W / 7.967°N 72.233°W / 7.967; -72.233Coordinates: 7°58′N 72°14′W / 7.967°N 72.233°W / 7.967; -72.233
Country VenezuelaVenezuela
State Táchira
Municipality Michelena Municipality
Founded 4 March 1849
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Time zone VST
Postal code 5037
Area code(s) 0277
Website Municipal website

Michelena is a town in Táchira state, Venezuela. It was founded in 1849 by José Amando Pérez. It has a population of 22.500.

  • Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as Carlos the Jackal, a person currently serving death sentence in France for killing three people, was born here.
  • Marcos Pérez Jiménez, a former president of Venezuela, was born there.
  • Source: Wikipedia in Spanish.