Quíbor

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Quíbor
Flag of Quíbor
Flag
Official seal of Quíbor
Seal
Quíbor is located in Venezuela
Quíbor
Quíbor
Coordinates: 09°55′52″N 69°37′29″W / 9.93111°N 69.62472°W / 9.93111; -69.62472Coordinates: 09°55′52″N 69°37′29″W / 9.93111°N 69.62472°W / 9.93111; -69.62472
Country Venezuela
State Lara
Founded 1620
Population (2007)
 • Total 70,536
 • Demonym Quiboreno
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-4:30)
Postal code 3061
Area code(s) 0253

Quíbor is a city in the state of Lara, Venezuela. It has 70536 inhabitants.

History[edit]

The region was inhabited well before the Europeans arrived. The first European record about the region dates back to 1545, when López Montalvo de Lugo, under order of governor Jorge de la Espira, arrived in the valley of Quíbor.

Venezuela's Captain General Francisco de la Hoz Berríos ordered the official foundation of Quíbor in June 1620, even if there was already a native American village there. The centre got as official name Nuestra Señora de Altagracia de Quíbor.

Roundabout at the entrance of Quíbor. The sculpture is a large-scale imitation of pre-Columbian American handicraft often found in the region