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Gibraltar, Venezuela

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Gibraltar, Venezuela

Gibraltar is a town located in Zulia State in Venezuela between Bobures to the south and Boscan to the north. It is on the shore of Maracaibo Lake. The population is around 4,000.

It was founded as San Antonio de Gibraltar in February 1592 by Gonzalo Piña Lidueña and took its name from his home town, the then Spanish Gibraltar (now a British overseas territory).[1] It was, during the colonial period, the most important harbour of the city of Mérida and a major center for the exportation of cacao. However, it was taken and ransacked in 1667 by the pirate François l'Olonnais and two years later by sir Henry Morgan. The damage was so severe that it had nearly ceased to exist by 1680.

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Coordinates: 9°16′N 71°08′W / 9.267°N 71.133°W / 9.267; -71.133

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