Caracas

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Caracas
City
Santiago de León de Caracas
Nickname(s): 
La Sultana del Ávila (The Avila's Sultana)
La Sucursal del Cielo (Heaven's Branch on Earth)
CountryVenezuela
StateVenezuelan Capital District
Miranda
MunicipalityLibertador
Founded25 July 1567
Founded byDiego de Losada
MetropolitanMunicipalities: Libertador, Chacao, Baruta, Sucre, El Hatillo
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • BodyAlcaldía Metropolitana de Caracas
 • MayorAntonio Ledezma (ABP)
Area
 • Metro
1,930 km2 (750 sq mi)
Elevation
900 m (3,000 ft)
Population
(2009)
 • Density1,431.5/km2 (3,708/sq mi)
 • Metro
5,196,514
Demonym(s)caraqueño (m), caraqueña (f)
Time zoneUTC-04:30 (VST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-04:30 (not observed)

Caracas is the capital city of Venezuela. Santiago de Leòn de Losada founded the city in 1567. It is where Simon Bolivar was born. The city has nearly 6 million people, who live in the metropolitan area. Caracas is the center of the economical activity of the country and also hosts the main government offices of Venezuela.

Sports[change | change source]

All the best teams of the sports done in Venezuela are concentrated in the metropolitan area of Caracas. Between those teams we have:

Famous sites[change | change source]

  • Avila National Park
  • Humbolt Tramway
  • Simon Bolivar Birthplace
  • Caracas Cathedral
  • Bolivar Square
  • Altamira Square
  • East Park
  • Los Proceres
  • Parque Central
  • Centro Comercial Tamanaco
  • Sambil Mall