Sanare, Venezuela

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Sanare
Sanare Cathedral
Sanare Cathedral
Sanare is located in Venezuela
Sanare
Sanare
Coordinates: 9°46′56″N 69°47′35″W / 9.78222°N 69.79306°W / 9.78222; -69.79306Coordinates: 9°46′56″N 69°47′35″W / 9.78222°N 69.79306°W / 9.78222; -69.79306
Country VenezuelaVenezuela
State Lara
Municipality Andrés Eloy Blanco
Founded 1620
Elevation 1,354 m (4,442 ft)
Population
 • Total 48,764
 • Demonym Sanareño/a
Time zone VST
Postal code 3018
Area code(s) 0253

Sanare is a major city and the seat of government in the municipality of Andrés Eloy Blanco in Lara State, Venezuela. Andrés Eloy Blanco is further subdivided into three parishes: Pio Tamayo (in which Sanare is the main city), Yacambú, and La Quebrada Honda del Guache. Sanare was founded in 1620 by the friar Dominico Melchor Ponce de Leon following the orders of the governor Don Francisco de la Hoz Berrio [disputed statement].

Sanare experiences a sub-humid climate, with an average of 1,680 mm of rainfall annually and an average yearly temperature of 68°F.[citation needed] Sanare is situated at 1,357 m above sea level.

Sanare has a population of 39,052, with a population density of 55.90 inhabitants/km².[citation needed] Approximately 45.9% of the population is less than 15 years old.

The local economy is driven by agriculture. The most significant crop is coffee. Other crops include potatoes, black beans, corn, and strawberries.[citation needed]