Lara, Venezuela

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Lara State
Estado Lara
Flag of Lara State
Coat of arms of Lara State
Coat of arms
Anthem: Lara State Anthem
Location within Venezuela
Location within Venezuela
Coordinates: 10°04′N 69°52′W / 10.07°N 69.86°W / 10.07; -69.86Coordinates: 10°04′N 69°52′W / 10.07°N 69.86°W / 10.07; -69.86
Country  Venezuela
Created 1901
Capital Barquisimeto
 • Governor Henri Falcón (2008–present)
 • Total 19,800 km2 (7,600 sq mi)
Area rank 11th
  2.15% of Venezuela
Population (2007 est.)
 • Total 1,774,867
 • Rank 5th
  6,75% of Venezuela
Time zone UTC-04:30
ISO 3166 code VE-K
Emblematic tree Semeruco (Malpighia glabra)

Lara State (Spanish: Estado Lara, IPA: [esˈtaðo ˈlaɾa]) is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. The state capital is Barquisimeto.

Lara State covers a total surface area of 19,800 km2 (7,600 sq mi) and, in 2007, had a population of 1,774,867.

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