Parapara, Guárico

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Parapara
Parapara de Ortíz
Parapara is located in Venezuela
Parapara
Parapara
Coordinates: 9°23′30″N 67°17′14″W / 9.39167°N 67.28722°W / 9.39167; -67.28722Coordinates: 9°23′30″N 67°17′14″W / 9.39167°N 67.28722°W / 9.39167; -67.28722
CountryVenezuelaVenezuela
StateGuárico
MunicipalityJuan Germán Roscio Municipality
Founded1660
Population
(2001)
 • Total3,350
Time zoneVST
Postal code
2301
ClimateAw

Parapara or Parapara de Ortíz is a small city in Guárico, Venezuela. Parapara is also a parish (parroquia) of the Juan Germán Roscio Municipality. The city takes its name from an indigenous word for the fruit of the paraparo tree (Sapindus saponaria).

History[edit]

It was founded in 1660. Alexander von Humboldt travelled through this region in 1800 and described it in his Personal narrative of travels to the equinoccial regions. At the time the village's main source of income was the exploitation of gypsum, which was sent to Caracas.

President Joaquín Crespo spent many years of his life here.

Important buildings[edit]

Church in Parapara

House of Culture Felix Manuel Belisario

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