Barquisimeto is a city on the Turbio River and the capital of Lara state, in north-western Venezuela. It’s known for its modern cathedral and the Barquisimeto Museum, which displays regional artworks. The central Bararida Zoological Institute and Botanical Garden is a park and zoo featuring pumas, manatees and hippos. West of the center, El Obelisco is a tower offering panoramic city views. Barquisimeto is a city found in Lara, Venezuela. It is located 10.07 latitude and -69.32 longitude and it is situated at elevation 574 meters above sea level. Barquisimeto has a population of 809,490 making it the biggest city in Lara. It operates on the CMT time zone.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
Barquisimeto was founded in 1552 by Juan de Villegas, as a headquarters and to have better control of the territory believed to be rich in gold. Its original name was “Nueva Segovia de Barquisimeto”. This city had four settlements due to ignorance of the physical environment of the region. The people of Venezuela have a rich cultural history that’s been shaped by American Indian, Spanish, African, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, and South American influences. Over 1,700 miles (2,800 kilometres) of Venezuela’s northern coastline touch the Caribbean sea, and that Caribbean influence is visible in Venezuela’s historic buildings, architecture, and art. The city’s modern Barquisimeto Cathedral is the cathedral episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Barquisimeto.
Brief City History
Barquisimeto, city, capital of Lara estado (state), northwestern Venezuela. It is situated on a wide terrace of the Turbio River at 1,856 feet (566 metres) above sea level. Barquisimeto is swept by the drying trade winds but has a warm climate (mean average temperature 75 °F [24 °C]). One of Venezuela’s oldest cities, Barquisimeto was founded in 1552 by the Spanish interim governor Juan de Villegas, who originally named the city Nueva Segovia, after his home in Spain. Shortly after the city’s founding, gold was discovered nearby at San Felipe and Los Teques; those mines were first worked by black slaves, who revolted and were suppressed by Diego de Losada y Quiroga when they threatened Nueva Segovia sometime prior to 1569. The local Jirajira Indians also revolted at about this time but were not defeated until 1628. The city was attacked in 1561 by Lope de Aguirre, but the attack failed when Aguirre’s men accepted royal pardons, abandoning him and his daughter, both of whom died in the aftermath. Aguirre’s name survives in the local Tirano Aguirre, an ignis fatuus, or ephemeral light is seen at night in the savanna surrounding the city. The city was almost destroyed by an earthquake in 1812 and was further damaged in the war of independence and, later, by the civil wars of the 19th century. Barquisimeto’s rise among Venezuelan cities was because of its strategic position as the hub of transport and commerce between the central and western parts of Venezuela. It also serves as the centre of a large agricultural area that produces sisal, cacao, cattle, sugarcane, and coffee, as well as subsistence crops. In the 1960s it gained industrial stature, manufacturing rope and twine, food products, cement, and other items. In the centre of the city’s broad streets and tall buildings stands a 230-foot (70-meter) tower built-in 1952 to commemorate the city’s 400th anniversary. The “Lisandro Alvarado” Central-Western University attained university status in 1968. Barquisimeto is often characterized as Venezuela’s musical capital because it is the hometown of musicians such as operatic tenor Aquiles Machado and orchestra conductor Gustavo Dudamel. Pop. (2001) 846,008; (2011) 936,065.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
About 40 languages are spoken in Venezuela. However, Spanish, the country’s official language, is the most common.
Important Types of Commerce in Barquisimeto
The important business are Agri-Business, Food & Beverage Processing, Animal Husbandry, Metals & Natural Resources.
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