Trujillo, Trujillo

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Trujillo
Nuestra Señora de la Paz de Trujillo
Flag of Trujillo
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Official seal of Trujillo
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Trujillo is located in Venezuela
Trujillo
Trujillo
Coordinates: 09°22′00″N 70°25′59″W / 9.36667°N 70.43306°W / 9.36667; -70.43306Coordinates: 09°22′00″N 70°25′59″W / 9.36667°N 70.43306°W / 9.36667; -70.43306
Country VenezuelaVenezuela
State Trujillo
Founded 9 October 1557
Elevation 1,170 m (3,840 ft)
Population
 • Total 38,110
 • Demonym Trujillano(a)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-4:30)
Postal code 3150
Area code(s) 0272
Website Alcaldía de Trujillo (Spanish)

Trujillo is the capital city of Trujillo State in Venezuela. About 40,000 people live in this city. This city is shrouded in mystery and humility, is located in El Valle de Los Mukas. Surrounded by mountains known as the city of "peace and charm."

History[edit]

Monument to the Virgen de la Paz.

Founded by one the "Conquistadores de America", Diego García de Paredes (1506 - 1563), son of Diego García de Paredes (the father), (1466-1534), Spanish soldier and duellist, native of Trujillo in Extremadura, Spain.

In 1678, Trujillo was the farthest point in a daring raid on Spanish-held Venezuela, carried out by six pirate ships and 700 men led by the French buccaneer Michel de Grammont.

Twin cities[edit]