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)
Country Venezuela
State Venezuelan Capital District
Miranda
Municipality Libertador
Founded 25 July 1567
Founded by Diego de Losada
Metropolitan Municipalities: Libertador, Chacao, Baruta, Sucre, El Hatillo
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Alcaldía Metropolitana de Caracas
 • Mayor Antonio Ledezma (ABP)
Area
 • Metro 1,930 km2 (750 sq mi)
Elevation 900 m (3,000 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Density 1,431.5/km2 (3,708/sq mi)
 • Metro 5,196,514
Demonym(s) caraqueño (m), caraqueña (f)
Time zone VST (UTC-04:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-04:30)

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