El Pao, Cojedes

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El Pao is a town in Cojedes and seat of the Pao de San Juan Bautista Municipality. Its economy is mostly agricultural.

The town was founded in 1661 by a Franciscan mission.


El Palo is located at an elevation of 132m above sea level.

Coordinates: 9°38′N 68°08′W / 9.633°N 68.133°W / 9.633; -68.133[1]

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The town has one of the oldest churches in Venezuela, the church of San Juan Bautista, first built in 1661. It also has a colonial church built in 1782.

The town is located adjacent to the Pao dam.

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  1. ^ source:http://www.fallingrain.com/world/VE/8/El_Pao.html