Barinas, Barinas

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Official seal of Barinas
Barinas is located in Venezuela
Coordinates: 08°38′N 70°12′W / 8.633°N 70.200°W / 8.633; -70.200
Kintra Venezuela
MunicipalityBarinas Municipality
Foondit30 Juin 1577
 • MayorAbunto Sanchez Rodriguez
 • Total322.71 km2 (124.60 sq mi)
187 m (614 ft)
 • Total353,442
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4:30 (VST)
Postal code
Area code(s)0273
DemonymBarinés (in Spaingie)

Barinas (Spaingie pronunciation: [baˈɾinas]) is a ceety in wast central Venezuela. Accordin tae the 2011 census, its population is 353,442. It is the caipital o the Barinas Municipality an the State o Barinas. The ceety o Barinas is kent as the caipital o Los Llanos.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The oreeginal ceety wis foondit unner the name Altamira de Caceres on 30 Juin 1577 bi Caiptain Juan Andres Varela fulfillin orders o the govrenor o La Grita Francisco de Cáceres, who haed foondit this Andean ceety an established it govrenorate in 1576.

In 1786 Barinas state wis established in the territories o the existin states o Barinas an Apure. The ceety became the caipital o the state an a important bastion o the patriots durin the War o Unthirldom. Cristóbal Mendoza, the first Preses o Venezuela, livit an practicit his profeesion in Barinas.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name o the ceety comes frae an indigenous wird which identifies a strong wind that occurs during the rainy saison, frae the valleys o Santo Domingo.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety is locatit in the northwast pairt o the state, alang the river Santo Domingo in the Andean fuithills aboot 165 km frae the ceety o Mérida an 525 km frae Caracas. The ceety haes aboot 270,000 indwallers an is the maist populous in the state o Barinas an ane o the lairgest Venezuelan llanos ceeties alangside Calabozo, Acarigua-Araure, Guanare an San Fernando de Apure. The ceety is locatit aboot 188 metres abuin sea level.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

LAI - Línea Aérea IAACA, an airline, haed its heidquairters on the grunds o Barinas Airport in Barinas.[1]

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety haes bus transportation, consistin o 5 lines that run throuoot the ceety wi ower 80 different routes. It haes a lairge nummer o taxis or rental caurs providin addeetional transportation services in the ceety an aw.

Barinas Internaitional Airport, serves Barinas wi its twa runweys in the form o the letter "L".

Sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The Marques Palace
  • Museum Alberto Arvelo Torrealba
  • Cathedral o Oor Lady o Pilar o Zaragoza an Santiago
  • Santo Domingo River
  • Squares: Student's Square, Bolivar Square, Zamora Square, Francisco de Miranda Square, Poet's Square
  • Walk o the Trujillanos
  • The Federation Pairk
  • Los Mangos Pairk
  • Business Centers: C.C. Cima, C.C. El Dorado, C.C. Forum, C.C. Vemeca.
  • Olympic Stadium Agustin Tovar "La Carolina"
  • Botanical Garden o Unellez
  • Punto Fresco Roundabout
  • The hoose o Brutalis
Ezequiel Zamora Square

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Directory:World airlines." Flight International. 23–29 March 2004. 97.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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