Guacara

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Guacara
Guacara
Iglesia-guacara.jpg
Flag of Guacara
Flag
Official seal of Guacara
Seal
Guacara is located in Venezuela
Guacara
Guacara
Coordinates: 10°15′13″N 67°54′00″W / 10.25361°N 67.90000°W / 10.25361; -67.90000Coordinates: 10°15′13″N 67°54′00″W / 10.25361°N 67.90000°W / 10.25361; -67.90000
Country Venezuela
StateCarabobo
MunicipalityGuacara Municipality
Founded1624
Area
 • Total320 km2 (120 sq mi)
Elevation
438 m (1,437 ft)
Population
(1 July 2009)
 • Total178,000
 • Density560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneVST
ClimateAw
Church of Guacara

Guacara is a city in Carabobo State, Venezuela, seat of Guacara Municipality.

It was officially founded 1624, although it was already a settlement of indigenous people. It has an estimated population for July 2009 of 178,000 inhabitants. It is located northeast of Lake Valencia and has a river, the Vigirima River, which empties into the lake. It is connected to the Caracas-Valencia motorway and is 12 km from the city of Valencia.