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This article is about a city in Venezuela. For other uses, see Valera (disambiguation).

Valera is a city in Trujillo State in Venezuela, situated between the rivers Momboy and Motatan. The mayor is Temistocles Cabezas, and has had that post since 2009. The city is home to Italian, Chinese, Colombian and Spanish communities. It is also home to the Universidad Valle del Momboy, a private university and the Instituto Universitario de Tecnologia de Trujillo (IUTET), a three year public technical institute.

The city is the commercial center of Trujillo states, and a gateway to the Andes region of Venezuela. It has a vibrant business community, as well as a diverse and educated workforce. As the economic and commercial center of Trujillo state, Valera has a vibrant business community. Valera is a leading commercial centre for the agricultural products in Venezuela, in which sugarcane, cacao, coffee, fruit, and grains are cultivated. Flour milling is a principal industry. The area has traditionally supplied about one-fourth of the nations wheat.

The city has three daily papers, the Diario de Los Andes, Todo Primicias and the Diario El Tiempo, [*] along with several radio stations, including Angel FM 93.7, whose broadcasts can be heard over the internet at http://www.angelfm.com.ve. Others include Radio Unica . Valera also publishes the Magazine Cars Trujillo, its first magazine about cars.

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