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Encyclopedia > Valencia, Venezuela

Valencia is the capital city of Carabobo State, Venezuela. Estado Carabobo is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. ...


The city is an economic hub that contains Venezuela's top industries and manufacturing companies. The population of Valencia reached some 1.2 million in the year 2003, and it is expected to grow dramatically in the years to come. Valencia is known for its racial and international diversity. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The elevation of the city is 520 meters (1,700 ft). Valencia is located in a valley, surrounded by a mountain range called the Coastal Range (Cordillera de la Costa). On the eastern outskirts of the city lies Lake Valencia, Venezuela's second largest lake. Elevation has several related meanings: Geography The elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... Cordillera de la Costa means Mountains on the Coast. ... Lake Valencia Lake Valencia (Spanish: Lago de Valencia) is the second largest lake in Venezuela, exceeded in size only by Lake Maracaibo. ...

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History

Valencia was founded on March 25, 1555 by Captain Alonso Díaz Moreno. It was the first Spanish settlement in central Venezuela and its official name was Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Nueva Valencia del Rey. The infamous Aguirre besieged the city in 1561. In 1677 it was raided by French pirates, who burnt down its Ayuntamiento (City Hall), thereby destroying many very important documents about the early settlement of Venezuela. The German scientist Alexander von Humboldt visited the city on his trip through the Americas. He reported that at the time of his visit the city had around 6000 to 7000 inhabitants. March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... Events Russia breaks 60 year old truce with Sweden by attacking Finland May 23 - Paul IV becomes Pope. ... Events The Edict of Orleans suspends the persecution of the Huguenots. ... Events First performance of Racines tragedy, Phèdre Sarah Churchill marries John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough Battle of Cassel, Philippe I of Orléans defeats William of Orange Mary II of England marries William of Orange English Statute of frauds is passed into law Battle of Landskrona Elias... Friedrich Heinrich Alexander, Baron von Humboldt, (September 14, 1769, Berlin–May 6, 1859, Berlin), was a German naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt. ...


Sightseeing:

  • Art:
    • Ateneo de Valencia
    • Teatro Municipal de Valencia

Museums

  • Casa Páez
  • Casa de los Celis, settlement of the Museum of Art and History and the Lisandro Alvarado Foundation.
  • Museum of History and Anthropology
  • Iturriza Palace, or Quinta Isabela.

Parks and points of interest

  • Negra Hipólita Park
  • Fernando Peñalver Park
  • Metropolitan Park (Parque Metropolitano)
  • Valencia Aquarium (Acuario de Valencia) (ranks as largest aquarium in Latin America.)
  • Plaza Monumental de Valencia, second largest bullring in Latin America

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. ... Bullring is the place where the bullfighting blood sport is performed. ... 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. ...

Newspapers

  • El Carabobeño
  • Notitarde

Transportation

The city is well connected with the rest of the country by a network of highways and roads well mantained by INVIAL. A modern metro system is being constructed that will connect the city's remote suburbs with the downtown area. This page refers to urban rail mass transit systems. ...


The airport, Arturo Michelena International Airport (SVVA), is the nation's third busiest. Arturo Michelena Airport serves the fast-growing industrial city of Valencia, Venezuela, with the ICAO identification SVVA. It is an active airport but with few facilities, located at 10o 9 29. ...


External Links

  • Accommodation in Valencia

  Results from FactBites:
 
Valencia, Venezuela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (302 words)
The population of Valencia reached some 1.2 million in the year 2003, and it is expected to grow dramatically in the years to come.
Valencia is located in a valley, surrounded by a mountain range called Coordillera de la Costa.
Valencia was founded on 25 March 1555 by Captain Alonso Díaz Moreno.
Encyclopedia4U - Valencia, Venezuela - Encyclopedia Article (206 words)
The population of Valencia has reached roughly 1.2 million in the year 2003, and it is expected to grow dramatically.
Valencia is known for its racial and international diversity.
Valencia is also the capital of the province Carabobo.
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