Michelena is a town in Táchira state, Venezuela. It was founded in 1849 by José Amando Pérez. It has a population of 22.500.
*Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as Carlos the Jackal, a person currently serving death sentence in France for killing three people, was born here.
* Marcos Pérez Jiménez, a former president of Venezuela, was born there