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Santiago de León de Caracas
Caracas from El Calvario
Caracas from El Calvario
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Nickname: La Sultana del Avila (English:The Avilas' Sultan) La Sucursal del Cielo English: Heaven's branch (on earth)
Motto: Ave María Santísima, sin pecado concebida, en el primer instante de su ser natural. (English: Hail Holiest Mary, conceived without sin, in the first instant of Your Natural Being)
Santiago de León de Caracas (Venezuela )
Santiago de León de Caracas
Coordinates: 10°30′N 66°55′W / 10.5, -66.917
Country Venezuela
States Capital District, Miranda
Municipalities Libertador, Chacao, Baruta, Sucre, El Hatillo
Founded July 25, 1567
Government
 - Mayor Juan Barreto (MVR)
Area
 - Total 1,930 km² (745.2 sq mi)
Elevation 900 m (2,953 ft)
Population (2001)
 - Total 2,762,759
 - Density 1,431.5/km² (3,707.6/sq mi)
 - Demonym caraqueño(a)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
 - Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-4:30)
Postal code 1010-A
Area code(s) 0212
The area and population figures are the sum of the figures of the five municipalities (listed above) that make up the city of Caracas
Website: alcaldiamayor.gob.ve (Spanish)

Caracas (pronounced [kaˈɾakas]) is the capital and largest city of Venezuela. It is located in the north of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range (Cordillera de la Costa). The valley's temperatures are springlike. Terrain suitable for building on lies between 760 and 910 m (2,500 and 3,000 ft) above sea level. The valley is close to the Caribbean Sea, separated from the coast by a steep 2200 m (7400 ft) high mountain range, Cerro Ávila; to the south there are more hills and mountains. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Venezuela is divided into 23 states (estados), 1 Capital District (Distrito Capital) and the Federal Dependencies (Dependencias Federales de Ultramar) that consist of a large number of Venezuelan islands. ... Capital District (spanish Distrito Capital) is the capital area of Venezuela which is placed on the same rank of states. ... Miranda State Anthem Motto: none Location within Venezuela Created (given current status) 1909 State capital Los Teques Area    â€¢% 7,950 km² 0,87   (Ranked 17th) Population    â€¢% 2,857,900 hab. ... Below the states, Venezuela is divided into municipalities. ... Libertador Municipalilty is one of Caracas five subdivisions. ... The Chacao Municipality is located in Miranda State, Venezuela, also being part of the Caracas Metropolitan District. ... The Baruta Municipality (pop. ... Sucre Municipalilty is one of Caracas five subdivisions. ... Official website: http://www. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events The Duke of Alva arrives in the Netherlands with Spanish forces to suppress unrest there. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Juan Barreto (right) with José Vicente Rangel Juan Barreto (born 1959) is a politician in Venezuela. ... The Fifth Republic Movement (Spanish: Movimiento V [Quinta] República, MVR) is a left-wing political party in Venezuela which was founded by Hugo Chávez, the current President of Venezuela. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Mountain range that runs along the central and eastern portions of Venezuelas northern coast. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... Map of Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea (pronounced or ) is a tropical sea in the Western Hemisphere, part of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. ... For exotic financial options, see Mountain range (options). ... Cerro El Ávila watched from Caracas Cerro El Ávila (Mountain El Ávila) is a mountain in the mid-North of Venezuela. ...


El Distrito Metropolitano de Caracas (The Metropolitan District of Caracas) includes the Distrito Capital (the capital city proper) and four other municipalities in Miranda State including Chacao, Baruta, Sucre, and El Hatillo. The city of Caracas had an estimated population of 3,140,076 as of 2005. The population of Greater Caracas, including neighboring cities outside the Capital District proper, is approximately 4.7 million.[1] Capital District (spanish Distrito Capital) is the capital area of Venezuela which is placed on the same rank of states. ... Estado Miranda is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ... The Chacao Municipality is located in Miranda State, Venezuela, also being part of the Caracas Metropolitan District. ... The Baruta Municipality (pop. ... Sucre Municipalilty is one of Caracas five subdivisions. ... Official website: http://www. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the study of human settlements, an agglomeration is an extended city or town area comprising the built-up area of a central place (usually a municipality) and any suburbs or adjacent satellite towns. ...

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History

First Map of Caracas by Governor Juan de Carvajal, 1578
First Map of Caracas by Governor Juan de Carvajal, 1578

More than five hundred years ago, the area was populated by indigenous peoples and Caracas did not exist. Francisco Fajardo, a Spanish colonial, attempted to establish a plantation there in the year of 1562. Fajardo's stay in the valley did not last long, and he was expelled by the locals. This was the last rebellion on the part of the aborigines, for on July 25th, 1567, the Spanish captain Diego de Losada laid the foundations of the city of Santiago de León de Caracas. The cultivation of cocoa stimulated the development of the city which became the capital of the province of Venezuela in the Viceroyalty of New Granada. Events January 31 - Battle of Gemblours - Spanish forces under Don John of Austria and Alexander Farnese defeat the Dutch. ... Year 1562 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events The Duke of Alva arrives in the Netherlands with Spanish forces to suppress unrest there. ... Diego de Losada (b. ... Saint James the Great (d. ... The name Leon or Léon or León may refer to: // Places in Spain León, city León, province Castile-Leon, autonomous community Kingdom of León, historical kingdom Places in North and Central America León, Guanajuato, Mexico León, Nicaragua Places in the United States De... The Viceroyalty of New Granada was the name given to a group of colonial provinces in northern South America, corresponding mainly to modern Colombia. ...


An attempt at revolution to gain independence organized by José María España and Manuel Gual was put down on July 13th, 1797. But the ideas of the French Revolution and the American Wars of Independence inspired the people, and on July 5, 1811 a Declaration of Independence was signed in Caracas. This city was the birthplace of two of Latin America's most important figures: Francisco de Miranda and "El Libertador" Simón Bolívar. An earthquake destroyed Caracas on March 26th, 1812 and was portrayed by authorities as a divine punishment for rebelling against the Spanish Crown, during the Venezuelan War of Independence. The valley became a cemetery, and the war continued until June 24th, 1821, when Bolívar gained a decisive victory over the Royalists at Carabobo. is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The French Revolution (1789–1815) was a period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the US Federal Agent designation, see Special agent. ... A declaration of independence is an assertion of the independence of an aspiring state or states. ... Francisco de Miranda Sebastián Francisco de Miranda Rodríguez (commonly known as Francisco de Miranda March 28, 1750 – July 14, 1816) was a South American revolutionary whose own plan for the independence of the Spanish American colonies failed, but who is regarded as a forerunner of Simón Bol... This article is about the South American independence leader. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... The Venezuelan War of Independence in 1811-1812 was Venezuelas first war for independence from Spanish colonial rule. ... is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1821 (MDCCCXXI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Carabobo State Anthem Motto: Ocassus servitutis (Latin: Decline of servitude) Location within Venezuela Created (given current status) 1864 State capital Valencia Area    â€¢% 4,650 km² 0,51   (Ranked 21st) Population    â€¢% 2,227,000 hab. ...

View of Caracas in 1812
View of Caracas in 1812

As the economy of oil-rich Venezuela grew steadily (during the first part of the 20th Century), Caracas became one of Latin America's economic centers, and was also known as the preferred hub between Europe and South America. During the 1950s, Caracas began an intensive modernization program which continued throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. The Universidad Central de Venezuela, designed by modernist architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva and now a UNESCO monument, was built. Joining El Silencio, also by Villanueva, several workers' (23 de Enero, Simon Rodriguez) and new middle class residential districts (Bello Monte, Los Palos Grandes, Chuao, Cafetal, etc.) sprouted in the valley, extending its limits towards the East and South East. On October 17, 2004, one of the Parque Central towers caught fire. The change in the economic structure of the country, now oil dependent, and the fast development of Caracas made it a magnet for the rural communities who migrated to the capital city in an unplanned fashion, creating the ranchos (slum) belt in the valley of Caracas. For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... Universidad Central de Venezuela The Central University of Venezuela (or Universidad Central de Venezuela in Spanish) is a premier public university of Venezuela and is located in Caracas. ... Carlos Raúl Villanueva working in the house of the Hacienda Ibarra during the construction of the Ciudad Universitaria of Caracas (1959) Carlos Raúl Villanueva (London May 30, 1900 - Caracas August 16, 1975) was the most prominent Venezuelan architect of the 20th century and one of the great Modernists. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... El Silencio is an album of Rock en español released by Caifanes from Mexico on May 29, 1992. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Parque Central Complex towers consist of two twin 56-story towers. ...


Reference: The history and geography of a valley, by Maurice Wiesenthal, article appeared in the book Caracas, published in 1981.


Symbols

Simón Bolívar Center under construction, 1950s
  • Flag: The flag of Caracas consists of a burgundy red field with the version of the Coat of Arms of the City (effective since the 1980s). The red field symbolizes the blood spilled by Caraquenian people in favor of independence and the highest ideals of the Venezuelan Nation. Later, in the year 1994, presumably as a result of the change of municipal authorities, it was decided to increase the size of the Caracas coat of arms and move it to the centre of the field. This version of the flag is still in use today.
  • Coat of arms: The coat of arms of the City of Caracas was adopted by the Libertador Municipality to identify itself. Later, the Metropolitan Mayor Office assumed the lion, the scallop and the St. James Cross for the same purpose.
  • Anthem: The anthem of the City is the Marcha a Caracas by the composer Tiero Pezzuti de Matteis with the lyric by José Enrique Sarabia. The lyrics are said to be inspired by the heroism of the Caracas people, and the memory of the City of Red Roofs.
Incidentally, the National Anthem of Venezuela "Gloria al Bravo Pueblo" recites: "...Y si el despotismo levanta la voz, seguid el ejemplo que Caracas dio." ("...and if despotism raises its voice, follow the example that Caracas gave.") ... meaning that Caracas used to generously give plenty of heroic fighters to wage the Independence War.

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Law and government

Caracas has five municipalities: Baruta, El Hatillo, Chacao, Libertador and Sucre. The constitution of Venezuela specifies that municipal governments be divided into executive and legislative branches. The executive government of the municipality is governed by the mayor, while the legislative government is managed by the Municipal council. In March 8, 2000, the year after a new constitution was introduced in Venezuela, it was decreed in Gaceta Official N° 36,906 that the Metropolitan District of Caracas would be created, and that some of the powers of these municipalities would be delegated to the Alcaldía Mayor, physically located in Libertador municipality. Image File history File links Emblema. ... Image File history File links Emblema. ... Bolsa de Valores de Caracas Facade of the Caracas Stock Exchange The Caracas Stock Exchange or Bolsa de Valores de Caracas (BVC) is a stock exchange located in Caracas, Venezuela. ... The Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is the current constitution of Venezuela. ... A legislature is a governmental deliberative body with the power to adopt laws. ... Municipal council (conseil municipal)(maire) // Despite enormous differences in population, each of the communes of the French Republic possesses a mayor (maire) and a municipal council (conseil municipal) which manage the commune from the mairie (city hall), with exactly the same powers no matter the size of the commune (with... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Decree is an order that has the force of law. ... Nickname: La Sultana del Avila (English:The Avilas Sultan) La Sucursal del Cielo (English:Branch of Heaven) Motto: Ave María Santísima, sin pecado concebida, en el primer instante de su ser natural. ...


Economy

Caracas hosts numerous service companies, banks, and malls, among others. Most economic activity is in services, excepting some industries established in its metropolitan area. Caracas is home to the Caracas Stock Exchange and Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). The PDVSA is the largest company in Venezuela and negotiates all the international agreements for the distribution and export of petroleum. Bolsa de Valores de Caracas Facade of the Caracas Stock Exchange The Caracas Stock Exchange or Bolsa de Valores de Caracas (BVC) is a stock exchange located in Caracas, Venezuela. ... { { Infobox_Company|company_name = Devenezuela S.A Petr�leos. ... The first two pages of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, in (left to right) German, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Ottoman Turkish and Russian A treaty is an agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely states and international organizations. ...


Small and medium industry also contribute to the economic capacity of Caracas. The city has excellent routes of communication and transportation between the metropolitan area and the country. Caracas is a regional center for the distribution of products. The high concentration of population has also been an important factor for the growth of retail wholesale markets, which form the fastest-growing segment of commerce in the region. Important industries in Caracas include chemicals, textiles, leather, food, iron and wood products. There are also rubber and cement factories. A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry: A chemical compound is a substance consisting of two or more chemical elements that are chemically combined in fixed proportions. ... This article is about the type of fabric. ... For other uses, see Leather (disambiguation). ... General Name, symbol, number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Standard atomic weight 55. ... For other uses, see Wood (disambiguation). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Cement (disambiguation). ...


Aeromall is a mall under construction in Caracas that will be the largest mall in Latin America when completed. Aeromall is a shopping mall based in Caracas, Venezuela. ...


Geography

North-south view of central Caracas from Cerro El Ávila

Caracas is contained entirely within a valley of the Venezuelan central range, and separated from the Caribbean coast by a roughly 15 km expanse of El Ávila National Park. (This group of mountains is greatly appreciated by the natives of Caracas for its beauty and wealth, and for being a place for natural recreation.) The valley is relatively small and quite irregular, the altitude with respect to sea level varies from between 870 and 1,043 meters (2,854–3,422 ft), with 900 meters (2,953 ft) in the historic zone. This, along with the rapid population growth, has profoundly influenced the urban development of the city. The most elevated point of the Capital District, wherein the city is located, is the Pico El Ávila, which rises to 2,159 meters (7,083 ft). The main body of water in Caracas is the Guaire river, which flows across the city and empties into the Tuy river, which is also fed by the El Valle and San Pedro rivers, in addition to numerous streams which descend from El Ávila. The La Mariposa and Camatagua reservoirs provide water to the city. Cerro El Ávila watched from Caracas Cerro El Ávila (Mountain El Ávila) is a mountain in the mid-North of Venezuela. ... The Cordillera de la Costa Central is a range of mountains in Venezuela, which run east to west along the countrys northern coast. ... This article is about national parks. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... Urban planning is concerned with the ordering and design of settlements, from the smallest towns to the worlds largest cities. ...


Climate

Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda air base , and El Ávila national park
Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda air base , and El Ávila national park

The climate of Caracas is intertropical, with precipitation that varies between 900 and 1,300 millimeters (35–51 in) (annual), in the city proper, and up to 2,000 millimeters (79 in) in some parts of the Mountain range. The annual average temperature is approximately of 22.5 °C (73 °F), with the average of the coldest month (January) 22 °C (72 °F) and the average of the warmest month (May) 24 °C (75 °F), which gives little annual thermal amplitude, of 3°C. The daily thermal amplitude is greater (more than 10°C/18°F), superior to 30 °C (86 °F), that rare times descend to less from 25 °C (77 °F). In the months of December and January abundant fog may appear, in addition to a sudden nightly drop in temperature, until reaching 13 °C (55 °F) or less, this peculiar weather is known by the natives of Caracas as the Pacheco. In addition, nightly temperatures at any time of the year usually do not remain above 20 °C (68 °F), which results in very pleasant evening temperatures. Hail storms appear in Caracas, although only on rare occasions. Electrical storms are much more frequent, especially between June and October, due to the city being in a closed valley and the orographic action of Cerro El Ávila.
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Weather averages for Caracas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F 77 79 81 82 82 80 79 80 81 80 80 78 80
Average low °F 63 65 66 68 70 69 68 68 68 68 67 65 67
Precipitation inches 1.10 0.70 0.90 1.10 1.40 2.10 2.20 2.00 2.10 2.20 2.10 2.10
Average high °C 25 26 27 27 27 26 26 26 27 26 26 25 26
Average low °C 17 18 18 20 21 20 20 20 20 20 19 18 19
Precipitation mm 27.9 17.8 22.9 27.9 35.6 53.3 55.9 50.8 53.3 55.9 53.3 53.3
Source: weatherbase.com[2] June 8, 2007
Source #2: weather.com[3] June 8, 2007

Demographics

Buildings in Plaza Venezuela
Buildings in Plaza Venezuela
Caracas downtown
Caracas downtown
Altamira ( eastern neighbourhood)
Altamira ( eastern neighbourhood)

The population of the administrative city of Caracas is estimated at 3,140,076 as of (2005). The conurbation including the surrounding suburbs has an estimated population of 4.7 million. Image File history File links Ambox_emblem_question. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (900x542, 141 KB) Sumario Vista de Caracas, Autorizada aquí: es:Wikipedia:Autorizaciones/Venezuelatuya por el sitio http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (900x542, 141 KB) Sumario Vista de Caracas, Autorizada aquí: es:Wikipedia:Autorizaciones/Venezuelatuya por el sitio http://www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata ChacaoAltamiraView2004-8. ... Image File history File linksMetadata ChacaoAltamiraView2004-8. ... A conurbation is an urban area comprising a number of cities, towns and villages which, through population growth and expansion, have physically merged to form one continuous built up area. ...


The mixture of races and cultures has marked this city throughout its history. Previously, during colonial times, Spaniards mixed with local native Indians and again with African slaves brought to work on the cocoa and coffee fields. As a result, the racial and ethnic composition of Caracas is diverse. The history of slavery covers many different forms of human exploitation across many cultures throughout human history. ...


After independence and following the discovery and exploitation of petroleum, European immigrants began to arrive in the growing city. Examples include the French, who brought the telephone system (thus, locals answer the phone in French style, saying "aló", and the Dutch (Shell Petroleum), who came to exploit the natural resources. Royal Dutch Shell plc is a multinational oil company of British and Dutch origins. ...


The aftermath of the Second World War, repressive European dictatorships, and the continued exploitation of petroleum attracted many thousands of immigrants from Spain (Galicia, Canary Islands especially), Portugal (Madeira Island especially), and Italy. Middle Eastern immigrants from Palestine and Lebanon also sought a new life in the city.European immigration was notorious during the 1960s and 1970s, but the 1980s and 1990s saw growing numbers of immigrants hailing from neighbouring countries such as Colombia; Ecuador; Peru, Bolivia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Haiti. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Anthem: Arrorró Capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife Official language(s) Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 13th  7,447 km²  1. ... Madeira Island is the largest island of the Madeira Islands archipelago, with 741 km ², has a length of 30 geographical miles (57 km), an extreme breadth of 13 miles (22 km), and a coastline of 80 or 90 miles. ... A 2003 satellite image of the region. ...


Due to the old Spanish influence, mixture of races and cultures has been an accepted part of life in the city of Caracas. Therefore, it is not difficult to find blond people with dark eyes, as well as very dark people with blondish hair and blue eyes. Nevertheless, the common demography would be "mulatos" (people of mixed black and white ancestry), "mestizos" (mixed white and native Indian), and "criollos" (an amalgamation of three races). This article is about the geographical distribution and social connotations of eye color in humans. ... The Mulato is a mild to medium dried Poblano pepper, sold dried. ... Mestizo is a Spanish term that was formerly used in the Spanish Empire to designate people of mixed European (Spaniard) and Amerindian ancestry living in the region of Latin America. ... The term Creole and its cognates in other languages — such as crioulo, criollo, créole, kriolu, criol, kreyol, kriulo, kriol, krio, etc. ...


Many newcomers from the countryside have arrived, but unfortunately the city has grown haphazardly. No demographic planning has ever been carried out, thus there are entire districts and neighbourhoods of Caracas lacking water and electrical systems, not to mention other services like schools, hospitals, police, fire departments, etc. Therefore, some suburbs and districts of the city are like lawless territories, in which insecurity is felt at all times. Caracas, like many other Latin American cities, represents the best example of "non-planned supportable development", where a modern, progressive city coexists with lawlessness and poverty. Fire station in Kostroma, Russia (1823-26). ...


Sites of interest

Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex
Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex
The National Pantheon (Panteón Nacional)
The National Pantheon (Panteón Nacional)
Mounted statue of Simón Bolívar in Plaza Bolívar, Caracas
Mounted statue of Simón Bolívar in Plaza Bolívar, Caracas
Santa Rosalía de Palermo Church in El Hatillo
Santa Rosalía de Palermo Church in El Hatillo
Pico Oriental of the Cerro El Ávila
Pico Oriental of the Cerro El Ávila
Casa del Libertador (Simón Bolívar's birthplace)
Casa del Libertador (Simón Bolívar's birthplace)
Plaza Alfredo Sadel, Las Mercedes
Plaza Alfredo Sadel, Las Mercedes
El Silencio and the Simón Bolívar Center
El Silencio and the Simón Bolívar Center
Los Próceres Monument
Los Próceres Monument
Caracas Cathedral
Caracas Cathedral
San Francisco Church and the legendary San Francisco Kapok
San Francisco Church and the legendary San Francisco Kapok
La Pastora Church
La Pastora Church
East Park of Caracas
East Park of Caracas
Los Conductores del País mural, at the Francisco Fajardo Highway
Sambil Mall
Sambil Mall
Caracas' Aerial Tramway
Caracas' Aerial Tramway
Central University of Venezuela
Central University of Venezuela
Laberinto Cromovegetal, at the Universidad Simón Bolívar
Laberinto Cromovegetal, at the Universidad Simón Bolívar

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 709 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Caracas User:Caracas1830 Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 709 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Caracas User:Caracas1830 Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... A view of the main library(center) and works by Alejandro Otero(left) and Mateo Manaure(right) The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas (University City of Caracas) is the main Campus of the Central University of Venezuela. ... Image File history File links Teatro_Teresa_Carreño. ... Image File history File links Teatro_Teresa_Carreño. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x800, 56 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Caracas Panteón Nacional ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x800, 56 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Caracas Panteón Nacional ... The National Pantheon (Panteón Nacional) The old facade of the National Pantheon (Panteón Nacional). ... Image File history File linksMetadata EstatuaDelLibertadorEnLaPlazaBolivar2004-6. ... Image File history File linksMetadata EstatuaDelLibertadorEnLaPlazaBolivar2004-6. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 1197 KB) This is the Santa Rosalía de Palermo Church in El Hatillo Municipality, Venezuela. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 1197 KB) This is the Santa Rosalía de Palermo Church in El Hatillo Municipality, Venezuela. ... Cerro El Ávila watched from Caracas Cerro El Ávila (Mountain El Ávila) is a mountain in the mid-North of Venezuela. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the South American independence leader. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Caracas_1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Caracas_1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 607 KB) The Clock and a mural by Armando Barrios located at the Plaza del Rectorado, Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas Photo by Caracas1830 (2005) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 607 KB) The Clock and a mural by Armando Barrios located at the Plaza del Rectorado, Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas Photo by Caracas1830 (2005) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 386 KB) Photo of a central garden in the University Simón Bolívar. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 386 KB) Photo of a central garden in the University Simón Bolívar. ...

Ciudad Universitaria

The main campus of the Central University of Venezuela, designed by the renowned architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva and declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2000, is considered to be a masterwork of Modern Architecture and Art. Over 28 artists from the Modern Avant-garde participated in the project. Among them Hans Arp, Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger, Victor Vasarely with the Venezuelans Francisco Narváez, Alejandro Otero and Oswaldo Vigas. A view of the main library(center) and works by Alejandro Otero(left) and Mateo Manaure(right) The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas (University City of Caracas) is the main Campus of the Central University of Venezuela. ... Universidad Central de Venezuela The Central University of Venezuela (or Universidad Central de Venezuela in Spanish) is a premier public university of Venezuela and is located in Caracas. ... Carlos Raúl Villanueva working in the house of the Hacienda Ibarra during the construction of the Ciudad Universitaria of Caracas (1959) Carlos Raúl Villanueva (London May 30, 1900 - Caracas August 16, 1975) was the most prominent Venezuelan architect of the 20th century and one of the great Modernists. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Modern architecture, not to be confused with contemporary architecture, is a term given to a number of building styles with similar characteristics, primarily the simplification of form and the elimination of ornament. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ... Jean Arp (September 16, 1886 - June 7, 1966) was a sculptor, painter, and poet. ... For other persons named Alexander Calder, see Alexander Calder (disambiguation). ... Still Life with a Beer Mug, 1921. ... Victor Vasarely (Vásárhelyi GyÅ‘zÅ‘) (9 April 1906, Pécs - 15 March 1997, Paris) was a French Hungarian-born artist often acclaimed as the father of Op-art. ... Alejandro Otero (El Manteco, Bolívar March 7th, 1921 - Caracas 13th, August 1990) was a renowned Venezuelan artist, writer and cultural promoter. ...


Capitolio Federal

The Capitolio Federal occupies an entire city block, and, with its golden domes and neoclassical pediments, can seem even bigger. The building was commissioned by Antonio Guzmán Blanco in the 1870s, and is most famous for its Salón Elíptico, an oval hall with a mural-covered dome and walls lined with portraits of the country's great and good. City Blocks are a part of the fictional universe recounted in the Judge Dredd series that appears in the UK comic book 2000 AD. // Overview Also known as starscrapers or stratoscrapers (compare skyscraper), they are the most common form of mass-housing in Mega-City One, averaging a population of... Antonio Guzmán Blanco (1829–1899) President of Venezuela, a caudillo who dominated the nation from 1870 to 1888. ...


Visit on Independence Day and you'll catch a glimpse of the original Act of Independence of 1811, installed inside a pedestal topped by a bust of Bolívar and displayed only on this most auspicious of public days. The halls surrounding the salon are daubed with battle scenes commemorating Venezuela's fight for independence. For other uses, see Independence Day (disambiguation). ...


Parque del Este

The Parque del Este was designed by Brazilian architect Roberto Burle Marx. It is a green paradise in the middle of the city, and contains a small zoo. A replica of the ship led by Francisco de Miranda, the Leander, may be will build in the southern part of the park. There used to exist a replica of the Santa Maria ship, used by Christopher Colombus in his voyages to discover America. This replica was destroyed[citation needed] by the government of Hugo Chavez. Roberto Burle Marx (August 4th, 1909, São Paulo - June 4th, 1994, Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazillian landscape designer (besides being a painter, ecologist and naturalist) whose designs of parks and gardens made him world famous. ... Francisco de Miranda Sebastián Francisco de Miranda Rodríguez (commonly known as Francisco de Miranda March 28, 1750 – July 14, 1816) was a South American revolutionary whose own plan for the independence of the Spanish American colonies failed, but who is regarded as a forerunner of Simón Bol... A functional sailing replica of the Santa Maria in Funchal, Madeira Islands, Portugal. ... No authentic contemporary portrait of Columbus has been found; this late 19th-century engraving is one of many conjectural images For information about the director, see the article on Chris Columbus. ...


Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex

Main article: Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex

The Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex (Complejo Cultural Teresa Carreño), or more commonly the Teresa Carreño Theater (Teatro Teresa Carreño), is one of the most important Theaters of Caracas and Venezuela, where symphonic and popular concerts imagine frequently, operas, ballet and theater. It is located near the Seat of the museums, the Caobos Park and the Athenian of Caracas, in the cultural zone of the city. It is divided in two rooms: Jose Felix Ribas and Ríos Reyna. It is constructed on a site of 22 thousand square meters. The theater was thus named in honor of the Venezuelan pianist Teresa Carreño. It is famous for displaying numerous permanent works of art, like hanging sculptural objects by the late Venezuelan artist Jesús Soto, and the artistic intervention and modification of one of the theater's great outside walls, by polish/Venezuelan artist Harry Abend. The Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex The Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex is one of most important Theaters of Caracas and Venezuela, where symphonic and popular concerts imagine frequently, operas, ballet and theater. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Maria Teresa Carreño (December 22, 1853 - June 12, 1917) was a Venezuelan pianist, singer, and conductor. ...


Casa Natal de Bolívar

Skyscrapers may loom overhead, but there is more than a hint of original colonial flavor in this neatly proportioned reconstruction of the house where Simón Bolívar was born on July 24, 1783. The museum's exhibits include period weapons, banners and uniforms. For other uses, see Skyscraper (disambiguation). ... This article is about the South American independence leader. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Museum (disambiguation). ... A weapon is a tool used to kill or incapacitate a person or animal, or destroy a military target. ... For other meanings of the term banner, see banner (disambiguation). ... This page describes uniform in the sense of clothing. ...


Much of the original colonial interior has been replaced by monumental paintings of battle scenes, but more personal relics can be seen in the nearby Museo Bolivariano. Pride of place goes to the coffin in which Bolívar's remains were brought from Colombia; his ashes now rest in the National Pantheon. For other uses, see Relic (disambiguation). ... The National Pantheon (Panteón Nacional) The old facade of the National Pantheon (Panteón Nacional). ...


Bolívar's funeral was held 12 years after his death at the Iglesia de San Francisco, just a few blocks west, and it was also here that he was proclaimed 'El Libertador' in 1813. The church dazzles the eye with its richly gilded baroque altarpieces, and still retains much of its original colonial interior, despite being given a modernizing once-over by Guzmán Blanco. This article is about the South American independence leader. ... For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ...


Museo de Arte Colonial

The gardens that surround this museum are almost as enticing as its interior. The museum is housed in a gorgeous colonial country mansion known as Quinta Anauco, which is surrounded by beautiful greenery. Inside the house you'll find meticulously restored rooms, filled with carefully selected works of art, furniture and period household and many other historical artifacts.


The "Quinta" was well outside the historic town when it was built back in 1797, but today it's an oasis in the inner suburb of San Bernardino. Head there late on a Sunday morning and you might catch a chamber music concert in rooms which were once the house stables For the English rock band, see Oasis (band). ... Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. ...


Panteón Nacional

Main article: Panteón Nacional

Venezuela's most venerated building is five blocks north of Plaza Bolívar, on the northern edge of the old town. Formerly a church, the building was given its new purpose as the final resting place for eminent Venezuelans by Antonio Guzmán Blanco in 1874. The entire central nave is dedicated to Bolívar, with the altar's place taken by the hero's bronze sarcophagus, while lesser luminaries are relegated to the aisles. The national pantheon's vault is covered with 1930s paintings depicting scenes from Bolívar's life, and the huge crystal chandelier glittering overhead was installed in 1883 on the centennial of his birth. It's worth hanging around to catch the ceremonial changing of the guard, held several times a day. The National Pantheon (Panteón Nacional) The old facade of the National Pantheon (Panteón Nacional). ... Antonio Guzmán Blanco (1829–1899) President of Venezuela, a caudillo who dominated the nation from 1870 to 1888. ... The Etruscan Sarcophagus of the Spouses, at the National Etruscan Museum. ... A contemporary chandelier in the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky. ... Guard Mounting, or the Changing of the Guard, refers to a formal ceremony in which sentries providing ceremonial guard duties at important institutions are relieved by a new batch of sentries. ...


Parque Central

At a short saunter east of Plaza Bolívar is Parque Central, a concrete complex of five high-rise residential slabs of somewhat apocalyptic-appearing architecture, crowned by two 53-storey octagonal towers, one of them is under repair due to the fire which burned the building on October 17, 2004. The Parque Central Complex towers consist of two twin 56-story towers. ... High-rise is a 1975 novel by J. G. Ballard. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Parque Central is Caracas' art and culture hub, loaded with museums, cinemas, the Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex, and the Caracas Athenaeum, home to the esteemed Rajatabla theatre company. The Mirador de la Torre Oeste, on the 52nd floor, gives a 360° bird's-eye view of the city. For other uses, see Museum (disambiguation). ... The Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex The Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex is one of most important Theaters of Caracas and Venezuela, where symphonic and popular concerts imagine frequently, operas, ballet and theater. ... The Caracas Athenaeum (known in Spanish as the Ateneo de Caracas) is a cultural institution centred on the arts. ...


Plaza Bolívar

Is the focus of the old town with the inevitable monument to El Libertador, Simon Bolívar, at its heart. Modern high-rise buildings have overpowered much of the colonial flavor of Caracas' founding neighborhood. But the lively area still boasts some important sites. This article is about the South American independence leader. ... A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city or suburb. ...


The Museo Caracas on the ground floor highlights local history, and has some great models of the city as it appeared in the early 19th century and 1930s. To grasp just how much this city has grown, take a look at the map dating from 1578 in the building's central courtyard. Local history is the study of the history of a relatively small geographic area; typically a specific settlement, parish or county. ... A court or courtyard is an enclosed area, often a space enclosed by a building that is open to the sky. ...


Plaza Caracas

This square is located in the Simón Bolívar Center, at the foot of the well-known towers, 30 storey dominating El Silencio District and forming a unique testimony to the early days of the modernisation of the city. The square is an important centre of the activities of the city since its construction in 1983. It has various levels for pedestrian and motorised traffic, and contains the business, shops, restaurants, services of a zone in which are concentrated important public and and private institutions. For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ...


El Hatillo

El Hatillo is a colonial town located at the south-east suburbs of Caracas in the municipal area of the same name. This small town, which is one of Venezuela's few well-preserved typical colonial areas, gives an idea of what Caracas was like in centuries past. Just like every town in Venezuela, El Hatillo has its own Plaza Bolívar with El Libertador's statue in the middle. It also has a well preserved Roman Catholic Church, and many colonial houses. Even the municipal government, banks, and bookshops in this neighborhood keep the colonial look, with tall windows, floor-to-top wood doors, and red tile roofs. Official website: http://www. ... In general, the word colonial means of or relating to a colony. In United States history, the term Colonial is used to refer to the period before US independence. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... This article is about the South American independence leader. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ...


The actual colonial section of El Hatillo municipality represents only a small part of the total land size. Other parts of El Hatillo municipality are regular residential and commercial zones, including the neighborhoods of La Boyera, Oripoto, and La Lagunita.


Cerro El Ávila

Main article: Cerro El Ávila

Cerro El Ávila (Mountain El Ávila) (Wuaraira Repano), is a mountain in the mid-North of Venezuela. It rises next to Caracas and separates the city from the Caribbean Sea, it is considered the lung of Caracas due to the fact that there is no construction on it, only vegetation, this makes it a sites of reference of the city. In 1958 the mountain was declared National Park, with the name of El Ávila National Park. The mountain is rounded in outline with smooth contours and its rich colour has inspired many Venezuelan painters. On many days at dawn, it is covered with a slight mist caressing its bluish outline. El Ávila is, in a way, the Calendar of Caracas. On February it is covered with Apamate flowers, On April the Acacias, on May, the Atapaimas. The Damas de Noche perfume the mountain paths on November, and during the summer are the araguaneyes, taras and drumstick trees, and the orchids that flower the whole year round along the lanes. There is a Cable car to El Ávila which within a few minutes reaches a height of 2137 metres. The journey take us over the buildings and highways of Caracas, and over the land where the Spanish gentleman Gabriel de Ávila, established himself, giving the name to the mountain. Cerro El Ávila watched from Caracas Cerro El Ávila (Mountain El Ávila) is a mountain in the mid-North of Venezuela. ... Map of Central America and the Caribbean The Caribbean Sea (pronounced or ) is a tropical sea in the Western Hemisphere, part of the Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. ... Jan. ... Orchid re-directs here; for alternate uses see Orchid (disambiguation) Genera Over 800 See List of Orchidaceae genera. ...


Las Mercedes

Main article: Las Mercedes

For those who wish to know the most commercial and cosmopolitan district of Caracas, you must visit Las Mercedes, this zone reunited some of the best restaurants of the city, that include the diverse gastronomical specialities, along with pleasant pubs, bars and pools. It is the favorite meeting place of the Caracas youth, it has some of the most exclusive stores of the city. A street of Las Merecedes Las Mercedes is a shopping district of Caracas, located in the Baruta Municipality. ... A street of Las Merecedes Las Mercedes is a shopping district of Caracas, located in the Baruta Municipality. ...


Altamira neighborhood

Main article: Altamira (Caracas)

Altamira is a neighborhood located in the Chacao municipality of Caracas, it has its own Metro Station, many hotels and restaurants, and is an important business center of the city, the Francisco de Miranda avenue (a major avenue in Caracas) and the Distibuidor Altamira (a congested highway exit) are both located in Altamira. Altamira is a neighborhood located in Chacao County in Caracas, Venezuela. ... Chacao in Miranda State Coordinates: Country Venezuela State Miranda Seat N/A Founded September 27, 1769 Incorporated November 26, 1880 Mayor Leopoldo López Political party Primero Justicia Area    - City 12 km²  - Land 12 km²  - Water N/A km² Population    - City (2001) 65,194 Time zone AST (UTC-4) Website... The Caracas Metro (Spanish: Metro de Caracas) is a mass rapid transit system serving Caracas, Venezuela. ... Francisco de Miranda Sebastián Francisco de Miranda Rodríguez (commonly known as Francisco de Miranda March 28, 1750 – July 14, 1816) was a South American revolutionary whose own plan for the independence of the Spanish American colonies failed, but who is regarded as a forerunner of Simón Bol... High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ...


Caracas Cathedral

The Cathedral is situated in one corner of the Plaza Bolívar, it was founded in 1594. The parents of Simón Bolívar are buried there, besides its hand carved altars, it possesses some magnificent works of art, The Resurrection by Rubens, the Presentation of the Virgin by Murillo, and the Last Supper, an unfinished work by the Venezuelan painter Arturo Michelena. This article is about the South American independence leader. ... Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 – May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish and European painter, and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. ... Murillo is a village within the municipality of Oliver Paipoonge in Ontario, Canada. ... An unfinished portrait miniature of Oliver Cromwell by Samuel Cooper. ... Arturo Michelena (June 16, 1863 - July 29, 1898) was a Venezuelan painter born in Valencia, Carabobo State. ...


San Francisco Church

Along with the Cathedral, the church of San Francisco is one of the most important religious buildings in Caracas. It houses some XVII century masterpieces of art, carvings, sculptures and oil paintings. The Central University of Venezuela, created in the time of Philip V, was lodged in the church cloisters, today is the seat of the Language Academy, and the Academies of History, Physics, and Mathematics. This church is of much historical and sentimental value to the people of Caracas, for it was in its precincts where the people congregated in 1813, to concede the title of El Libertador (The Liberator) to Simón Bolívar. As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700 in the Gregorian calendar. ... King Philip V of Spain (December 19, 1683 – July 9, 1746) or Philippe of Anjou was king of Spain from 1700 to 1746, the first of the Bourbon dynasty in Spain. ... This article is about the South American independence leader. ...


Religious buildings

  • Caracas Cathedral
  • Santa Capilla Minor Basilica
  • St. Peter's Church
  • La Chiquinquirá Church
  • Tiferet Israel Synagogue in Maripérez
  • San Francisco church
  • Santa Rosalía de Palermo church
  • Santa Teresa Basilica
  • San Constantino and Santa Elena Romanian Orthodox Church
  • Nuestra Señora de Altagracia church
  • Al-Ibrahim Mosque

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Seats and parks

  • Plaza O’Leary
  • Plaza Venezuela/ Paseo Colón
  • Plaza Bolívar
  • Plaza Francia
  • Plaza La India
  • Plaza de los Museos
  • Plaza la Castellana
  • Plaza Bernardo O'Higgins
  • Plaza Andrés Eloy Blanco
  • Plaza El Venezolano
  • Plaza Alfredo Sadel
  • Plaza Lincoln
  • Plaza Morelos
  • Plaza Brión
  • Plaza Páez
  • Plaza Miranda
  • Plaza Caracas
  • East Park of Caracas Francisco de Miranda
  • West Park of Caracas Jóvito Villalba
  • Los Caobos Park
  • Los Chorros Park
  • Arístides Rojas Park
  • Vinicio Adames Park
  • Aruflo Park
  • Cueva del Indio Park
  • Caricuao Zoo
  • El Pinar Zoo
  • Manuel San Park
  • Maracaibo Park
  • Sanz Park
  • “Expanzoo” Zoo
  • Botanic Garden of Caracas
  • Gardens of the Simón Bolívar and Central of Venezuela universities
  • Paseo Los Próceres
  • Paseo El Calvario
  • El Ávila National Park
  • El Volcán mountain
  • Macarao National Park
  • Central Coast Protected Zone
  • Protected Zone of the Metropolitan District of Caracas
  • “El Algodonal” Protected Zone

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Colleges and universities

Central University of Venezuela

(Universidad Central de Venezuela in Spanish) is a premier public University of Venezuela located in Caracas. Founded in 1721, it is the oldest university in Venezuela and one of the first in Latin America. The university campus was designed by architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva and it was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2000. The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, as the main Campus is also known, is considered a masterpiece of architecture and urban planning and it is the only university campus designed in the 20th century that has received such recognition by UNESCO. Universidad Central de Venezuela The Central University of Venezuela (or Universidad Central de Venezuela in Spanish) is a premier public university of Venezuela and is located in Caracas. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... Year 1721 (MDCCXXI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... Carlos Raúl Villanueva working in the house of the Hacienda Ibarra during the construction of the Ciudad Universitaria of Caracas (1959) Carlos Raúl Villanueva (London May 30, 1900 - Caracas August 16, 1975) was the most prominent Venezuelan architect of the 20th century and one of the great Modernists. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A view of the main library(center) and works by Alejandro Otero(left) and Mateo Manaure(right) The Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas (University City of Caracas) is the main Campus of the Central University of Venezuela. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ...


Simón Bolívar University

(Universidad Simón Bolívar in Spanish) or USB, is a public institution located in Caracas, Venezuela with scientific and technological orientation. Its motto is "La Universidad de la Excelencia" ("University of Excellence"). Both nationally and globally, Simón Bolívar University is a well-known school with a high reputation in scientific and engineering careers. Its graduates are known for achieving high professional standards. Universidad Simón Bolívars logotype, designed by Gerd Leufert, inspired by the photographic impression from an electronic circuit. ... Universidad Simón Bolívars logotype, designed by Gerd Leufert, inspired by the photographic impression from an electronic circuit. ...


Other universities

  • Universidad Católica Andrés Bello
  • Universidad Metropolitana
  • Universidad Nacional Experimental Simón Rodríguez
  • Universidad Santa Maria
  • Universidad José María Vargas
  • Universidad Monteavila
  • Universidad Nueva Esparta
  • Universidad Experimental Politécnica Antonio José de Sucre
  • Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador
  • Universidad Alejandro de Humboldt
  • Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela

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Sports

UCV Baseball Stadium
UCV Baseball Stadium
UCV Olympic Stadium
UCV Olympic Stadium

Most notably football and baseball teams are located in Caracas. Several other sports also have Caracas as their home. The baseball teams Tiburones de La Guaira and Leones del Caracas have like seat the Estadio Universitario de la UCV, of the Central University of Venezuela, with a capacity of 25 000 spectators. Another baseball team founded in Caracas, the Navegantes del Magallanes, even though it was moved to Valencia, Carabobo continues to have a following in the capital because of its historic rivalry with local teams. Image File history File linksMetadata Leones_del_Caracas_logo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Leones_del_Caracas_logo. ... The Leones del Caracas (English: Caracas Lions) are a Venezuelan baseball team that plays in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (4612x1426, 1498 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Caracas ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (4612x1426, 1498 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Caracas ... Universidad Central de Venezuela The Central University of Venezuela (or Universidad Central de Venezuela in Spanish) is a premier public university of Venezuela and is located in Caracas. ... Estadio Olimpico is a multi-use stadium in Caracas, Venezuela. ... Soccer redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Tiburones de La Guaira (English: ) are a baseball team in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. ... The Leones del Caracas (English: Caracas Lions) are a Venezuelan baseball team that plays in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. ... Universidad Central de Venezuela The Central University of Venezuela (or Universidad Central de Venezuela in Spanish) is a premier public university of Venezuela and is located in Caracas. ... The Navegantes del Magallanes (English: ) are a baseball team in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. ... City motto: (English:) City nickname: Capital industrial de Venezuela (English: Industrial capital of Venezuela) Location of Valencia Mayor Francisco Cabrera Santos (2004 – 2008) Population   â€“Total (2001)   â€“Density Metropolitan area 1,400,000 xxx - km² Time zone UTC –4 Latitude Longitude 10º 10´11 N 68º.59´12 W Official website...


The city has two football stadiums:

  • Estadio Olímpico de la UCV, with capacity of 30 000 spectators (but is being extended to 40 000 for the Copa América 2007 and seat of the Caracas Fútbol Club and Deportivo Italia)
  • Brígido Iriarte stadium, with a capacity of 12 000 spectators (old seat of the Caracas Fútbol Club and Deportivo Italchacao, and seat of the Estrella Roja FC). The Caracas Football Club opens its own stadium in August 2005, called Cocodrilos Sport Park.

Caracas for being the capital of Venezuela, has the seat of the National Institute of Sports and the Venezuelan Olympic Committee as well as of many clubs and national federations of a great diversity of disciplines. Bodybuilding, in particular Female Bodybuilding has become popular in Caracas as well. The most famous names being Betty Viana and Yaxeni Oriquen, who is also a Ms. Olympia champion. Both women are also natives of Caracas. Estadio Olimpico is a multi-use stadium in Caracas, Venezuela. ... The Copa América 2007 was the 42nd edition of the Copa América, the main international football tournament for South America. ... Caracas Fútbol Club, usually known as Caracas F.C. or just Caracas, is one of the most successful team in Venezuela, having won seven (7) First Division titles. ... Deportivo Italia is a Venezuelan football (soccer) club. ... Estadio Brígido Iriarte is a multi-use stadium in Caracas, Venezuela. ... Caracas Fútbol Club, usually known as Caracas F.C. or just Caracas, is one of the most successful team in Venezuela, having won seven (7) First Division titles. ... Deportivo Italia is a Venezuelan football (soccer) club. ... Estrella Roja Fútbol Club (usually called Estrella Roja) is a professional club promoted to Venezuelan league in 2007, based in Caracas. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in August August 31: Michael Sheard August 26: Lord Fitt August 24: Jack Slipper August 24: Maurice Cowling August 24: Dr. Tom Pashby August 23: Brock Peters August 22: Lord Lane August 21: Robert Moog August... Founded in 1961, Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports or NIS, is Asias largest Sports Institute located in princely city of Patiala. ... Stamp The International Olympic Committee (French: Comité International Olympique) is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on June 23, 1894. ... Professional Bodybuilder Gustavo Badell posing Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing muscle hypertrophy through the combination of weight training, sufficient caloric intake, and rest. ... Female bodybuilding is the female component of competitive bodybuilding. ... Yaxeni Oriquen (born September 3, 1966) is a professional female bodybuilder from Venezuela. ... Ms. ...

The 9th Pan American Games were held in Caracas, Venezuela. ...

Sports teams

The Leones del Caracas (English: Caracas Lions) are a Venezuelan baseball team that plays in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. ... Caracas Fútbol Club, usually known as Caracas F.C. or just Caracas, is one of the most successful team in Venezuela, having won seven (7) First Division titles. ... Estrella Roja Fútbol Club (usually called Estrella Roja) is a professional club promoted to Venezuelan league in 2007, based in Caracas. ... Deportivo Italia is a Venezuelan football (soccer) club. ...

Culture

Caracas is Venezuela's cultural capital, boasting several restaurants, theaters, museums, and shopping centers. The city is also home to an array of immigrants from but not limited to: Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Middle East, Germany, China, and Latin American countries. Caracas has the reputation as being one of the most dangerous cities in Latin America. [1][2][3][4] Cultural capital (le capital culturel) is a sociological term used by Pierre Bourdieu. ... A typical restaurant in uptown Manhattan A restaurant is an establishment that serves prepared food and beverages to be consumed on the premises. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... A museum is a non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment. ... Shopping is the examining of goods or services from retailers with intent to purchase. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


Museums, libraries and cultural centres

Bolivarian Museum of Caracas
Bolivarian Museum of Caracas

Caracas, has been a city with great cultural aspirations throughout the course of its history. Institutions such as the old Atheneum bear witness to this awareness. The National library holds a great amount of volumes, and affords abundant bibliographic information for the student of the discovery and independence of Venezuela. The museum of Colonial Art has on show an interesting exhibition of Venezuelan art from the periods previous to its independence with fountains, furniture, colonial courtyards etc. In the Fine Arts Museum are kept some highly interesting archaeological finds with some good examples of precolombine pottery. Also worthy of a visit in its art gallery with its many masterpieces by international and venezulean painters. Art enthusiasts should not miss a visit to the Arturo Michelena Art Museum, situated in the former studio of this great Venezuelan artist. Since 1974, Caracas has had a Contemporary Art Museum, containing magnificent works representing the most important tendencies in contemporary art, and since 1982, counts with a Children's Museum, a privately managed museum foundation, with the propose of teaching children about science, technology, culture and arts. The Natural Science Museum, has a rich collection os archaeological pieces from the primitive native cultures, in these collections and in other no less important galleries (the Raúl Santana Creole Museum, The Transport Museum, the Coin Museum, Bolivarian Museum, Jacobo Borges Museum, Carlos Cruz-Diez Museum, Alejandro Otero Museum, Sacred Museum, etc.) the cultural aspirations of Caracas are more than evident, and its interest in the future, is never to the detriment of the enthusiasm with the relics of the past are preserved. Behind its appearance of a dynamic city, Caracas conserves the essence of its history with an aristocratic refinement. Arturo Michelena (June 16, 1863 - July 29, 1898) was a Venezuelan painter born in Valencia, Carabobo State. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Childrens Museum of Caracas (Fundación Museo de los Niños) is a privately managed museum foundation in Caracas, Venezuelas capital city, established in 1982 and aimed at teaching children about science, technology, culture and arts. ... For other uses, see Museum (disambiguation). ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the surface of the Earth for the first time and explore space. ... For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ...


Gastronomy

The traditional Arepa
The traditional Arepa

Caracas has a rich gastronomical heritage due to the influence of immigrants, leading to a wide choice of regional and international cuisine. There are a great variety of international restaurants including French, Italian, Spanish, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Mexican. The district of La Candelaria is well known for its Spanish restaurants, due to the number of Galician and Canarian immigrants that came to this area in the mid-20th century. Typical dishes include: Pabellón Criollo, empanadas, arepas, hallaca, black roast beef and chicken salad. Chicha, guarapo, carato and tizana (mixed beverage with fruits) are typical drinks. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 122 KB) Arepa venezolana asada con queso. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 122 KB) Arepa venezolana asada con queso. ... Mexican may have several meanings. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... In Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Philippines, an empanada (Portuguese empada- a different dish) is essentially a stuffed pastry. ... Arepa from Venezuela filled with cheese The arepa is a corn-based bread from the northern Andes in South America, now spread to other areas in modern Latin American countries. ... In Venezuelan cuisine, an hallaca (alt. ... Chicha served with pipeño Chicha is a Spanish word for any variety of fermented beverage. ...


Biggest stew

On September 15, 2007, in Caracas, chefs broke the Guinness World Records for the largest stew by serving 15,000 litres of sancocho, a local stew, which was enough to feed 70,000 people. It took 13 hours to cook in a 5 metre high, 20,000 litre pot with 100 people assisting. 7,000 kilograms (15,300 pounds) of vegetables, and 5,000 kg (11,000 lb) of meat and chicken were used. Guinness officials monitored the record attempt. The previous record for the largest stew was held by Mexico in July 2007 [4] is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ... Sancocho is a term used in Hispanic American countries for a soup made with beef, chicken or fish stock most often containing large pieces of solid food, i. ...


Museums and theaters

  • Museo del Transporte Guillermo José Schael
  • Museo del Teclado
  • Museo Sacro de Caracas
  • Children's Museum of Caracas[5]
  • Museo de Ciencias Naturales
  • Museo Histórico Militar
  • Cinemateca Nacional
  • Museo de Arte Colonial: Quinta de Anauco
  • Galería de Arte Nacional
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas (MACC), with one of the most important art collections of South America.
  • Museo Jacobo Borges
  • Museo de Bellas Artes
  • Museo Alejandro Otero
  • Ateneo de Caracas
  • Museo Arturo Michelena
  • Museo Audiovisual
  • Museo de la Estampa y el Diseño Carlos Cruz-Diez
  • Museo de Arte Popular de Petare
  • Museo Alejandro Otero
  • Galería Contini, an international gallery of paintings (America and Europe)
  • Centro de Arte La Estancia
  • Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas [6]
  • Cuadra Bolivariana
    • Casa natal del Libertador Simón Bolívar
    • Museo Bolivariano
  • Teresa Carreño Cultural Complex [7]
  • Teatro Municipal
  • Teatro Nacional
  • Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos Rómulo Gallegos (CELARG) [8]
  • Poliedro de Caracas [9]

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Notable natives

Plaza Francia at the Chacao Municipality
Chacaito, a commercial district of Caracas
Chacaito, a commercial district of Caracas

Caracas has been the birthplace of many politicians and artists that notably shaped the country's history and culture: Image File history File linksMetadata PlazaFrancia2004-6. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PlazaFrancia2004-6. ...

Santiago Cabrera (born May 5, 1978) is a Chilean actor, raised in London. ... This article is about the South American independence leader. ... Simón Rodríguez (Caracas, Venezuela, October 28, 1769 – Amotape, Perú, February 28, 1854), known during his exile from Spanish America as Samuel Robinson, was a South American philosopher and educator, notably Simón Bolívars tutor and mentor. ... Andrés Bello (Caracas, Venezuela, November 11, 1781 - Santiago, Chile, October 15, 1865), Venezuelan humanist, poet, lawmaker, philosopher, educator and philologist, whose work constitutes an important part of Spanish American culture. ... Manuel Blum (born 26 April 1938 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a computer scientist who received the Turing Award in 1995 In recognition of his contributions to the foundations of computational complexity theory and its application to cryptography and program checking. // Biography Blum attended MIT, where he received his bachelors... Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi (Caracas, 1779 – 1866) was a heroine of the Venezuelan War of Independence. ... Maria Teresa Carreño (December 22, 1853 - June 12, 1917) was a Venezuelan pianist, singer, and conductor. ... Rómulo Gallegos Freire (2 August 1884 – 4 April 1969) was a Venezuelan novelist and politician. ... ACTIVITIES 1923 Carlos Cruz-Diez Born in Caracas 17 August / 1940-1945 Studies école des Beaux Arts à Caracas. ... Pedro José Ramón Gual Escandon (1783-1862) was President of Venezuela in 1858, in 1859 and in 1861. ... Antonio Guzmán Blanco (1829–1899) President of Venezuela, a caudillo who dominated the nation from 1870 to 1888. ... Serge Blanco (born 31 August 1958 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a former rugby union footballer who played fullback for Biarritz Olympique and France, gaining 93 caps, 81 at fullback. ... Francisco de Miranda Sebastián Francisco de Miranda Rodríguez (commonly known as Francisco de Miranda March 28, 1750 – July 14, 1816) was a South American revolutionary whose own plan for the independence of the Spanish American colonies failed, but who is regarded as a forerunner of Simón Bol... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (born October 12, 1949) is a Venezuelan-born terrorist and mercenary. ... Martín Tovar y Tovar (10 February 1827 — 17 December 1902) was one of the most important and high-profile Venezuelan painters of the 19th century. ... Arturo Uslar-Pietri Arturo Uslar-Pietri (May 16, 1906 - February 26, 2001) was one of the most prominent writers and intellectuals of twentieth century Venezuela. ... José Ángel Lamas (August 2, 1775 - December 10, 1814), Venezuelan classical musician and composer born in Caracas Venezuela. ... Juan Antonio Pérez Bonalde (1846-1892) is a Venezuelan translator and poet. ... Juan Bautista Plaza Juan Bautista Plaza (Caracas, Venezuela June 19, 1898 - 1965) was a classical composer. ... Juan Vicente Torrealba Pérez (born February 20, 1917) in Caracas, Venezuela, is a Venezuelan harpist and composer of popular music. ... Aquiles Nazoa (Caracas, Venezuela, May 17, 1920 - April 26, 1976) was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, poet and humorist. ... Alfredo Sadel Alfredo Sadel (Alfredo Sánchez Luna) (b. ...

Transportation

Inside Plaza Venezuela station of the Caracas Metro
Inside Plaza Venezuela station of the Caracas Metro
Francisco de Miranda Avenue
Francisco de Miranda Avenue
Francisco Fajardo Highway in Chacao Municipality
Francisco Fajardo Highway in Chacao Municipality
Francisco Fajardo Highway at night
Francisco Fajardo Highway at night
  • The Caracas Metro has been in operation since 1981. With 04 lines and more than 50 stations, it covers a great part of the city, it also has an integrated ticket system, that combines the route of the Metro with those offered by the Metrobús, a bus service of the Caracas Metro. The Metro system works from 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Buses are the main means of mass transportation. There are two bus systems: the traditional system and the Metrobús. The traditional system runs a variety of bus types, operated by several companies on normal streets and avenues:
    • Autobus; large buses.
    • Camioneta; medium size buses.
    • microbus or camionetica; vans or minivans.
  • IAFE; train services to and from Tuy Valley cities of Charallave and Cúa.
  • The Simón Bolívar International Airport, the biggest and most important in the country is located outside the city, roughly 20 miles from the downtown area. Taxis and Buses are available at the airport to provide transportation to the city.

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Sister cities

Cities twinned with Caracas are: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Venezuela Portal

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Districts

Caracas Districts
Northwest Catia • 23 de Enero • Propatria • Lomas de Urdaneta • Casalta • El Atlántico • Caño Amarillo • Los Magallanes de Catia • Alta Vista • Ruperto Lugo • Lídice • Gramoven • Manicomio
Center El Silencio • Capitolio • La Hoyada • Altagracia • La Pastora • Cotiza • Quinta Crespo • Guaicaipuro • La Candelaria
Southwest Artigas • Vista Alegre • Bella Vista • Colinas de Vista Alegre • La Yaguara • Zona Industrial de La Yaguara • El Algodonal • Carapa • Antímano • Washington • Las Fuentes • El Paraíso • El Pinar • La Paz • El Paraíso • Montalbán • Juan Pablo II • La Vega • Las Adjuntas • Caricuao • Mamera
Centereastern El Conde • Parque Central • San Agustín del Sur • San Agustín del Norte • Simón Rodríguez • Maripérez •La Colina • Las Palmas • Las Lomas • San Rafael • Los Caobos • Quebrada Honda • San Bernardino • La Campiña • La Florida • Alta Florida • Chapellín • Los Cedros • El Bosque • Chacaíto • Sabana Grande • Bello Monte
South Cementerio • Los Carmenes • Los Castaños • Prado de Maria • La Bandera • Las Acacias • Colinas de las Acacias • Los Rosales • Valle Abajo • Los Chaguaramos • Ciudad Universitaria • Santa Mónica • Colinas de Santa Mónica • Colinas de Bello Monte • Cumbres de Curumo • El Valle • Los Jardines de El Valle • Coche • Delgado Chalbaud • La Rinconada
Eastern Country Club • El Pedregal • San Marino • Campo Alegre • Chacao • Bello Campo • El Rosal • El Retiro • Las Mercedes • Tamanaco • Chuao • Altamira • Los Palos Grandes • La Castellana • La Floresta • Santa Eduvigis • Sebucán • La Carlota • Santa Cecilia • Campo Claro • Los Ruices • Montecristo • Los Chorros • Los Dos Caminos • Boleíta • Los Cortijos • La California • Horizonte • El Marqués • La Urbina • Terrazas del Ávila • El Llanito • Macaracuay • La Guairita • Caurimare • El Cafetal • San Román • Santa Rosa • San Luis • Santa Sofía • Santa Paula • Santa Inés • Los Pomelos • Palo Verde • Petare
Southeastern Valle Arriba • Santa Fe • Los Campitos • Prados del Este • Alto Prado • El Peñón • Baruta • Piedra Azul • La Trinidad • La Tahona • Monterrey • Las Minas • Cerro Verde • Los Naranjos • La Boyera • Alto Hatillo • El Hatillo • Los Geranios • La Lagunita • El Placer • El Guayabao • El Volcán • La Unión • Sartanejas

A view of Caricuao Caricuao (pron. ... A street of Las Merecedes Las Mercedes is a shopping district of Caracas, located in the Baruta Municipality. ... Photograph of a street in Petare, Venezuela Petare is a city in Miranda, Venezuela, and is part of the urban area of Caracas. ...

Panorama

Caracas and the Francisco Fajardo Highway
Caracas and the Francisco Fajardo Highway

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References

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See also

The Large Cities Climate Leadership Group is a group of cities committed to the reduction of urban carbon emissions and adapting to climate change. ...

External links

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  • (Spanish) Caracas Virtual - Informative portal of the city.
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  • Caracas is at coordinates 10°31′15″N 66°55′28″W / 10.5207, -66.9245 (Caracas)Coordinates: 10°31′15″N 66°55′28″W / 10.5207, -66.9245 (Caracas)

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