La Victoria, Aragua

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La Victoria
Nuestra Señora de La Victoria
Flag of La Victoria
Coat of arms of La Victoria
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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
Country VenezuelaVenezuela
State Aragua
Municipality José Félix Ribas Municipality
Founded 1620
 • Total 55.43 km2 (21.40 sq mi)
Elevation 550 m (1,800 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 143,468
 • Density 2,600/km2 (6,700/sq mi)
Postal code 2121
Area code(s) 0244
Climate Aw
Website Municipal 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.