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Acarigua

Acarigua founded as San Miguel de Acarigua is a city in northwestern Venezuela, in the northern part of the state of Portuguesa. Formerly the state capital, it is a major commercial center for the northern Llanos region of South America. It is contiguous with the neighboring city of Araure.DemographicsThe city's population was 116,551 in 1990 and was estimated at 208,495 in 2008.ReligionIts Cathedral Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Corteza is the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Acarigua–Araure.EcologyFaunaThe Thysania agrippina is one of the world's largest moth with wings 32 cm in size.FloraThe Saman or Samanea saman is the most widespread tree throughout the city.Protected areas Parque Musiu Carmelo Parque Mittar Nakichenovich Balneario Sabanetica Balneario el Mamón Parque Curpa, popularly known as José Antonio Páez Park.MediaAcarigua is home to 3 regional newspapers, and the community TV station Siguaraya TV.TransportAcarigua is served by the Oswaldo Guevara Mujica Airport.SportsIt is home to Portuguesa FC, whose home stadium is the Estadio General José Antonio Paez.
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