Yaritagua (Spanish pronunciation: [ʝaɾiˈtaɣwa]) is the capital of the Peña Municipality of Venezuela's state of Yaracuy. It has a population of around 120,000, and is considered Yaracuy's second city, after the capital San Felipe.

Yaritagua
City
Yaritagua
Flag of Yaritagua
Official seal of Yaritagua
Yaritagua is located in Venezuela
Yaritagua
Yaritagua
Coordinates: 10°4′31″N 69°7′42″W / 10.07528°N 69.12833°W / 10.07528; -69.12833
CountryVenezuela
StateYaracuy
MunicipalityPeña Municipality
Government
 • MayorGustavo Roz(PT)
Area
 • Total510 km2 (200 sq mi)
Elevation
340 m (1,120 ft)
Population
120.000
 • Demonym
Yaritagüeño/a
Time zoneUTC−4 (VET)
Postal code
3203
ClimateAw
Websiteyaritagua.com.ve

Founded in 1699 during Spain's colonization of Venezuela by Nicolas Eugenio de Ponte,[1] it retains some colonial-era buildings. The significance of sugar cane in the area has given it the nickname Ciudad Dulce de Yaracuy (Sweet City of Yaracuy). The city is twinned with Zamora, Spain.[2]

Santa Lucía church, city center.

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  1. ^ (in Spanish) ÁNGEL OMAR MOYETINES, El Informador, Yaritagua arriba hoy a 310 años de fundada
  2. ^ "Ciudades y pueblos se benefician del hermanamiento con otros territorios". Larazon.es. Retrieved 11 March 2011.

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