Yaracuy


Yaracuy

      estado (state), northwestern Venezuela. It is bounded by the states of Falcón (north), Carabobo (east), Cojedes (south), and Lara (west). It lies within a tropical zone and has an area of 2,741 square miles (7,100 square km). The state embraces the fertile and economically important valley of the Yaracuy River, which separates the Segovia Highlands on the west and northwest from the central highlands on the east. Sorte Mountain, held sacred by the spiritist cult of Maria Lionza, is located in Yaracuy.

      Yaracuy is extremely productive agriculturally. The principal crops grown in the state include peanuts (groundnuts), sugarcane, bananas, citrus fruits, coffee, cotton, and tobacco. There are deposits of coal, copper, lead, and platinum. The state, which lies in the country's most densely populated region, is part of the important commercial area centred at Barquisimeto. The Pan-American Highway traverses the heart of Yaracuy, linking San Felipe, the state capital, with the neighbouring cities of Puerto Cabello to the northeast and Barquisimeto to the southwest. Pop. (2007 est.) 597,721.

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