Ejido, Venezuela

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Ejido
San Buenaventura de Ejido
Skyline of Ejido
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
StateMérida
MunicipalityCampo Elías Municipality
Founded14 July 1650
Elevation
1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total99,837
 • Demonym
Ejidense
Time zoneVST
Postal code
5111
Area code(s)0274
ClimateAw
Ejido's Plaza Bolivar.

Ejido (Venezuelan Spanish pronunciation: [eˈhiðo]) 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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