Quíbor

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Quíbor
Vista-desde-Carretera-Quibor-Cubiro-Lara-Venezuela.JPG
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
CountryVenezuela
StateLara
Founded1620
Population
 (2007)
 • Total70,536
 • Demonym
Quiboreno
Time zoneUTC-4:30 (VST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4:30 (not observed)
Postal code
3061
Area code(s)0253
ClimateBSh

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