Yaritagua

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Yaritagua
Yaritagua
Avenida "Padre Torres", city center
Avenida "Padre Torres", city center
Flag of Yaritagua
Flag
Official seal of Yaritagua
Seal
Yaritagua is located in Venezuela
Yaritagua
Yaritagua
Coordinates: 10°4′31″N 69°7′42″W / 10.07528°N 69.12833°W / 10.07528; -69.12833Coordinates: 10°4′31″N 69°7′42″W / 10.07528°N 69.12833°W / 10.07528; -69.12833
State Yaracuy
Municipality Peña Municipality
Government
 • Mayor Shirley Romero (PSUV)
Area
 • Total 510 km2 (200 sq mi)
Population 120.000
 • Demonym Yaritagüeño/a
Postal code 3203

Yaritagua is the capital of the Peña Municipality of Venezuela's state of Yaracuy. Founded in 1699 during Spain's colonization of Venezuela by Nicolas Eugenio de Ponte,[1] it retains some colonial-era buildings. The significance of sugar cane in the area has given it the nickname Ciudad Dulce de Yaracuy (Sweet City of Yaracuy). It has a population of around 120,000, and is considered Yaracuy's second city, after the capital San Felipe, Yaracuy.

The city is twinned with Zamora, Spain.[2]

Santa Lucía church, city center.

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