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Barquisimeto is a city with strong agroindustrial roots, surrounded by a sugar cane valley and near to one of the largest vegetable production regions in Venezuela: Quibor and Sanare .
First founded by Don Juan de Villegas in 1552 and named Nueva de Varequesemeto Segovia, it was later moved to several places until 1563 when the town finally settled in its present location. Barquisimeto is today a modern town, fourth most populated in the country; highly important for its situation in the middle of the west-central axis of communications, industries and agriculture of Venezuela.
Population: 815.000List of wine-producing regions
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