La Victoria, Aragua

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La Victoria
Nuestra Señora de La Victoria
MONUMENT TO YOUTH VENEZUELA.jpg
Flag of La Victoria
Flag
Coat of arms of La Victoria
Coat of arms
La Victoria is located in Venezuela
La Victoria
La Victoria
Coordinates: 10°13′40″N 67°20′01″W / 10.22778°N 67.33361°W / 10.22778; -67.33361Coordinates: 10°13′40″N 67°20′01″W / 10.22778°N 67.33361°W / 10.22778; -67.33361
CountryVenezuelaVenezuela
StateAragua
MunicipalityJosé Félix Ribas Municipality
Founded1620
Area
 • Total55.43 km2 (21.40 sq mi)
Elevation
550 m (1,800 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total143,468
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Postal code
2121
Area code(s)0244
ClimateAw
WebsiteMunicipal website

La Victoria (Spanish pronunciation: [la βikˈtoɾja]) is a city in the state of Aragua in Venezuela.

It is famous for the independence battle of 12 February 1814, the Battle of La Victoria, where José Félix Ribas led a young and inexperienced army that succeeded in halting the royalist troops of José Tomás Boves at La Victoria. Venezuela celebrates "Youth Day" every 12 February in La Victoria, with a ceremony usually presided over by the President of the Republic.

Cuartel Mariano Montilla, La Victoria.