Lara (state)

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Lara
State of Venezuela
Flag of Lara
Flag
Anthem: Himno del Estado Lara
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
Government
 • Governor Henri Falcón (2008–present)
Area
 • Total 19,800 km2 (7,600 sq mi)
Area rank 11th
  2.15% of Venezuela
Population (2011 census)
 • 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)
Website www.lara.gob.ve

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 2011, had a census population of 1,774,867.

Municipalities and municipal seats[edit]

Municipality Seat
Andrés Eloy Blanco Sanare
Crespo Duaca
Iribarren Barquisimeto
Jiménez Quíbor
Morán El Tocuyo
Palavecino Cabudare
Simón Planas Sarare
Torres Carora
Urdaneta Siquisique

Population[edit]

Race and ethnicity[edit]

According to the 2011 Census, the racial composition of the population was:[1]

Racial composition Population  %
Mestizo N/A 54.8
White 800,225 41.9
Black 43,926 2.3
Other race N/A 1.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resultado Básico del XIV Censo Nacional de Población y Vivienda 2011 (Mayo 2014)" (PDF). Ine.gov.ve. p. 29. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 

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