Mérida, Mérida

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Santiago de los Caballeros de Mérida
Nickname(s): Ciudad de los Caballeros
(Ceety o Gentlemen)
Motto: Non potest civitas abscondi
supra montem posita
(A ceety on a hill canna be hidden
Matthew 5:14
)
Mérida, Mérida is located in Venezuela
Santiago de los Caballeros de Mérida
Santiago de los Caballeros de Mérida
Coordinates: 8°36′N 71°9′W / 8.600°N 71.150°W / 8.600; -71.150
Kintra VenezuelaVenezuela
States Mérida
Municipalities Libertador
Foondit 9 October 1558
Government
 • Mayor Léster Rodríguez
Area
 • Total 59.39 km2 (22.93 sq mi)
Elevation 1,630 m (5,350 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 199,878
 • Density 3,365.52/km2 (8,716.7/sq mi)
 • Demonym Mérideño(a)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
 • Summer (DST) no observit (UTC-4:30)
Postal code 5101
Area code(s) 274
Website http://www.merida.com.ve/

Mérida, offeecially kent as Santiago de los Caballeros de Mérida, is the caipital o the municipality o Libertador an the state o Mérida, an is ane o the principal ceeties o the Venezuelan Andes. It wis foondit in 1558 by Captain Juan Rodríguez Suárez, formin pairt o Nueva Granada, but later became part o the Captaincy General o Venezuela an played an active role in the War o Unthirldom.

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Bibliography
  • Historia de Mérida, Carlos Chalbaud Zerpa, Universidad de Los Andes. 1985, Mérida, Venezuela.
  • Enciclopedia de Venezuela. Edición de El Nacional. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Nuevo atlas práctico de Venezuela. Edición de El Nacional. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Enciclopedia Conocer Venezuela. Salvat. Navarra, España. ISBN 84-345-4251-X
  • The Trolleybuses of Mérida: description, map, 29 illustrations http://www.tramz.com/ve/me/me.html
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