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Achaguas is a small town in the state of Apure in Venezuela. It is located west of San Fernando de Apure, the capital city of the state.

Achaguas was founded in 1774 by Fray Alonso de Castro, and its name was taken from the native tribe The Achaguas. Formerly, it was called "Santa Barbara de la Isla de los Achaguas". Since 1835, the miraculous wood-carved figure of "El Nazareno de Achaguas is venerated in its church ". This figure was a donation that General Jose Antonio Paez gave to the town in agreement to the victory obtained in the battle against the Spanish for the independence of Venezuela which were to take place in Carabobo.

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