Trujillo, town (1990 pop. 33,241), capital of Trujillo state, W Venezuela. It is an agricultural market for the corn, sugarcane, cacao, and tobacco of outlying regions. Trujillo was founded in 1578 and was sacked by French pirates in 1678. It was there in 1813 that Simón Bolívar proclaimed his "war to the death" against the Spanish.