Maracaibo

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Maracaibo
City
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")
CountryVenezuelaVenezuela
StateZulia
MunicipalityMaracaibo
Founded(1) 8 September 1529, (2) 1569, (3) 1574
Founded byAmbrosio Alfínger (1529), Captain Alonso Pacheco (1569), Captain Pedro Maldonado (1574)
Government
 • TypeMayor-council
 • BodyAlcaldía de Maracaibo
 • MayorEveling Trejo de Rosales (UNT)
Area
 • Metro
1,393 km2 (538 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
(2010)
 • Rank2nd
 • Urban1,495,199
 • Metro2,108,404
Demonym(s)Marabino(a), Maracaibero(a), Maracucho(a)
Time zoneUTC-04:30 (VST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-04:30 (not observed)
Postal coded
4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005
Area code261
ISO 3166 codeVE-A
WebsiteAlcaldía 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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