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The State of Trujillo: Introductory Note

Philip Raworth
Edited By: Philip Raworth

© 2017 Oxford University Press
The State of Trujillo lies in the northwestern part of Venezuela. It is bordered on the west by Lake Maracaibo, on the southwest by the States of Zulia and Merida, on south by the State of Barinas, on the east by the State of Portuguesa, on the northeast by the State of Lara and on the northwest by the State of Zulia. It covers an area of 7,198 square kilometers (2,779 square miles) and, according to the 2011 census, has a population of 686,367. The capital is Trujillo. After the end of Spanish colonial rule, Trujillo was a province in the Zulia Department of...
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