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Nickname(s): "La Tierra del Sol Amada"
(English: "The Beloved Land of the Sun")
Motto(s): "Muy noble y leal"
(English: "Very noble and loyal")
Country VenezuelaVenezuela
State Zulia
Municipality Maracaibo
Founded (1) 8 September 1529, (2) 1569, (3) 1574
Founded by Ambrosio Alfínger (1529), Captain Alonso Pacheco (1569), Captain Pedro Maldonado (1574)
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Alcaldía de Maracaibo
 • Mayor Eveling Trejo de Rosales (UNT)
 • Metro 1,393 km2 (538 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Rank 2nd
 • Urban[1] 1,495,199
 • Metro[2] 2,108,404
Demonym(s) Marabino(a), Maracaibero(a), Maracucho(a)
Time zone VST (UTC-04:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-04:30)
Postal coded 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005
Area code 261
ISO 3166 code VE-A
Website Alcaldía de Maracaibo (Spanish)
The area and population figures are for the municipality.

Maracaibo is a city in northwestern Venezuela. It is the second-largest city in the country and the capital of Zulia State. The population of the city is approximately 1,495,200 [1] with the metropolitan area at 2,108,404 as of 2010.[2] Maracaibo is nicknamed La Tierra del Sol Amada ("The Beloved Land of the Sun").

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