Sarare

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Sarare
Simón Planas Municipality in Lara State
Simón Planas Municipality in Lara State
Sarare is located in Venezuela
Sarare
Sarare
Simón Planas Municipality in Lara State
Coordinates: 09°47′02″N 69°09′40″W / 9.78389°N 69.16111°W / 9.78389; -69.16111Coordinates: 09°47′02″N 69°09′40″W / 9.78389°N 69.16111°W / 9.78389; -69.16111
Country VenezuelaVenezuela
State Lara
Municipality Simón Planas Municipality
Founded 1716
Government
 • Mayor Amalia Saez (PSUV)
Population (2010)estimates
 • Total 12,535
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-4:30)
Postal code 3015
Website (Spanish)

Sarare is a town in the Venezuelan state of Lara. It is the seat of the Simón Planas Municipality. The town and surroundings have about 12535 inhabitants. It is located on the shores of the Sarare River, which flows into the Orinoco.

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Fray Pedro de Alcalá founded the town in 1716 as Indian missionary town. The first inhabitants were 73 families from the Atures tribe. There were also Indians from the Cherrecheres, Guamonteyes, Guamos, Colorados, Achaguas, Guáricos, Gayones and Otomaco and Taparita groups. A year after the foundation most settlers died from an epidemic.

Fray Diego de Urbique rfounded Sarare in 1754 as the Mission of Saint Nicolas of Sarare.

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