Trujillo, Trujillo

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Trujillo
Nuestra Señora de la Paz de Trujillo
Vista de la ciudad de Trujillo.jpg
RESTAURANTE TIBISAY.jpg
Paisajes de Mérida y Trujillo 09.jpg
Plaza Cristobal Mendoza.jpg
Images of Trujillo.
Flag of Trujillo
Flag
Official seal of Trujillo
Seal
Trujillo is located in Venezuela
Trujillo
Trujillo
Coordinates: 09°22′00″N 70°25′59″W / 9.36667°N 70.43306°W / 9.36667; -70.43306Coordinates: 09°22′00″N 70°25′59″W / 9.36667°N 70.43306°W / 9.36667; -70.43306
CountryVenezuelaVenezuela
StateTrujillo
Founded9 October 1557
Elevation
1,170 m (3,840 ft)
Population
 • Total38,110
 • Demonym
Trujillano(a)
Time zoneUTC-4:30 (VST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4:30 (not observed)
Postal code
3150
Area code(s)0272
ClimateAw
WebsiteAlcaldía de Trujillo (in Spanish)

Trujillo is the capital city of Trujillo State in Venezuela. About 40,000 people live in this city, located in El Valle de Los Mukas.

La Virgen de la Paz Monument in Trujillo, the tallest statue in the Americas.
Monument of Trujillenses Heroes.

History[edit]

Founded by one the "Conquistadores de America", Diego García de Paredes (1506 - 1563), son of Diego García de Paredes (the father), (1466-1534), Spanish soldier and duellist, native of Trujillo in Extremadura, Spain.

In 1678, Trujillo was the farthest point in a daring raid on Spanish-held Venezuela, carried out by six pirate ships and 700 men led by the French buccaneer Michel de Grammont.

Twin cities[edit]