Ejido, Venezuela

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Ejido
San Buenaventura de Ejido
Panorama de Ejido, Estado Merida.JPG
Flag of Ejido
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Coat of arms of Ejido
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Ejido is located in Venezuela
Ejido
Ejido
Coordinates: 8°20′0″N 71°24′0″W / 8.33333°N 71.40000°W / 8.33333; -71.40000Coordinates: 8°20′0″N 71°24′0″W / 8.33333°N 71.40000°W / 8.33333; -71.40000
Country  Venezuela
State Mérida
Municipality Campo Elías Municipality
Founded 14 July 1650
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 99,837
 • Demonym Ejidense
Time zone VST
Postal code 5111
Area code(s) 0274
Climate Aw
Ejido's Plaza Bolivar.

Ejido (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈxiðo]) is a town in the state of Mérida, Venezuela. It is the shire town of the Campo Elías Municipality. It was founded in 1650 in an area with indigenous Guayabas, and became a center for cane sugar cultivation. It is close to the state capital, Mérida, Mérida, and forms part of its metropolitan area, with a total population of around 350,000. It is connected to Mérida by public transport, including the Mérida trolleybus system.

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