Caracas

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Caracas, officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital and largest city of Venezuela, and centre of the Greater Caracas Area.wikipedia
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Caracas, officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital and largest city of Venezuela, and centre of the Greater Caracas Area. Caracas is located along the Guaire River in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range (Cordillera de la Costa).
The capital and largest urban agglomeration is the city of Caracas.

Guaire River

Caracas, officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital and largest city of Venezuela, and centre of the Greater Caracas Area. Caracas is located along the Guaire River in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range (Cordillera de la Costa).
The Guaire River is a short river of Venezuela that flows through the nation's capital of Caracas.

El Rosal, Caracas

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Chacaíto area, Luis Brión Square and El Rosal neighborhood are also considered the geographic center of the Metropolitan Region of Caracas, commonly called "Greater Caracas".
El Rosal is a neighbourhood of Caracas, Venezuela, in the Chacao municipality.

Bolivar Plaza (Caracas)

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Strictly speaking, the centre of the city is still "Catedral", located near Bolívar Square, even though it is assumed that it is Plaza Venezuela, located in the Los Caobos neighbourhood and extends along the Boulevard of Sabana Grande to the east.
Bolívar Square (Spanish: Plaza Bolívar) in Caracas is one of the most important and recognized Venezuelan public spaces.

Metropolitan Region of Caracas

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Caracas, officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital and largest city of Venezuela, and centre of the Greater Caracas Area. Caracas is located along the Guaire River in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range (Cordillera de la Costa). Chacaíto area, Luis Brión Square and El Rosal neighborhood are also considered the geographic center of the Metropolitan Region of Caracas, commonly called "Greater Caracas".
Metropolitan Region of Caracas (MRC) or Greater Caracas (GC) (Región Metropolitana de Caracas; RMC or Gran Caracas; GC) is the urban agglomeration comprising the Metropolitan District of Caracas and the adjacent 11 municipalities over Miranda and Vargas state in Venezuela.

East Caracas

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Strictly speaking, the centre of the city is still "Catedral", located near Bolívar Square, even though it is assumed that it is Plaza Venezuela, located in the Los Caobos neighbourhood and extends along the Boulevard of Sabana Grande to the east.
East Caracas generally refers to the eastern portions of Caracas, and may refer specifically to the municipalities from the Metropolitan District of Caracas located in Miranda State: Chacao, Baruta, Sucre, and El Hatillo.

Boulevard of Sabana Grande

Strictly speaking, the centre of the city is still "Catedral", located near Bolívar Square, even though it is assumed that it is Plaza Venezuela, located in the Los Caobos neighbourhood and extends along the Boulevard of Sabana Grande to the east.
The Boulevard of Sabana Grande is an important leisure and shopping area located in eastern Caracas in the geographic center of the Metropolitan District of Caracas.

Plaza Venezuela

Strictly speaking, the centre of the city is still "Catedral", located near Bolívar Square, even though it is assumed that it is Plaza Venezuela, located in the Los Caobos neighbourhood and extends along the Boulevard of Sabana Grande to the east.
Plaza Venezuela (Venezuela Square in Spanish) is a public square located in Los Caobos neighborhood, Caracas, Venezuela.

Sabana Grande, Caracas

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In 2011, the pedestrian space of Sabana Grande quadrupled.
The Twin Towers of El Recreo Shopping Mall occupy the position number 5 (CitiBank Tower) and number 6 (Movilnet Tower) of the tallest skyscrapers in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela.

National Art Gallery (Caracas)

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The National Art Gallery is projected to be the largest museum in Latin America, according to its architect Carlos Gómez De Llarena.
The National Art Gallery (Galería de Arte Nacional; GAN) also known as Gallery of National Art is located in the Plaza Morelos area of Caracas, Venezuela.

Caracas Stock Exchange

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The Caracas Stock Exchange and Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) are headquartered in Caracas.
The Caracas Stock Exchange or Bolsa de Valores de Caracas (BVC) is a stock exchange located in Caracas, Venezuela.

Guaicaipuro

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It was destroyed by natives of the region led by Terepaima and Guaicaipuro.
Guaicaipuro (c. 1530–1568) was a native (indigenous) Venezuelan chief of both the Teques and Caracas tribes.

Preston Somers Expedition

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However, in 1595, around 200 English privateers including George Sommers and Amyas Preston crossed the mountains through a little-used pass while the town's defenders were guarding the more often-used one.
After making an arduous trek through the mountains the English were able to outmanoeuvre the waiting Spanish force and captured the colonial city of Caracas.

Carlos Raúl Villanueva

The Universidad Central de Venezuela, designed by modernist architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva and declared World Heritage by UNESCO, was built.
Carlos Raúl Villanueva Astoul (London, May 30, 1900 - Caracas, August 16, 1975) was a Venezuelan Modernist architect.

Venezuelan Coastal Range

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Caracas, officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital and largest city of Venezuela, and centre of the Greater Caracas Area. Caracas is located along the Guaire River in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range (Cordillera de la Costa).
The valley between these two ranges, which includes Lake Valencia, the valleys of metropolitan Caracas, and the Tuy River at its eastern end, is the most densely populated region of Venezuela.

Venezuela Province

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In 1577, Caracas became the capital of the Spanish Empire's Venezuela Province under Governor Juan de Pimentel (1576–1583).
The capital was moved to Caracas in 1577 by Juan de Pimentel.

Viasa

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When the company existed, the airline Viasa had its headquarters in the Torre Viasa.
It was headquartered in the Torre Viasa in Caracas.

El Hatillo Municipality

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On 8 March 2000, the year after a new constitution was introduced in Venezuela, it was decreed in Gaceta Official N° 36,906 that the Metropolitan District of Caracas would be created, and that some of the powers of Libertador, Chacao, Baruta, Sucre, and El Hatillo municipalities would be delegated to the Alcaldía Mayor, physically located in the large Libertador municipality, in the center of the city.
El Hatillo Municipality (Municipio El Hatillo) is an administrative division of the State of Miranda, Venezuela; along with Baruta, Chacao, Libertador and Sucre, it is one of the five municipalities of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela.

Diego de Losada

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On 25 July 1567, Captain Diego de Losada laid the foundations of the city of Santiago de León de Caracas.
Diego de Lozada (1511 – 1569) was a Spanish conquistador and the founder of Santiago de León de Caracas, the current capital of Venezuela.

July 25

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On 25 July 1567, Captain Diego de Losada laid the foundations of the city of Santiago de León de Caracas.
1567 – Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.

1812 Caracas earthquake

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In 1812, an earthquake destroyed Caracas.
It caused extensive damage in Caracas, La Guaira, Barquisimeto, San Felipe, and Mérida.

Baruta Municipality

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On 8 March 2000, the year after a new constitution was introduced in Venezuela, it was decreed in Gaceta Official N° 36,906 that the Metropolitan District of Caracas would be created, and that some of the powers of Libertador, Chacao, Baruta, Sucre, and El Hatillo municipalities would be delegated to the Alcaldía Mayor, physically located in the large Libertador municipality, in the center of the city.
317,288) is a municipality within the Metropolitan District of Caracas in Venezuela.

Francisco Fajardo

Francisco Fajardo, the son of a Spanish captain and a Guaiqueri cacica, attempted to establish a plantation in the valley in 1562 after founding a series of coastal towns.
In 1555 to 1557 he made several expeditions from Margarita to conquer the Caracas tribe around the valleys of present-day Caracas, even before the city was formally founded by conqueror Diego de Losada.

List of cities by murder rate

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Caracas is the city with the highest homicide rate in the world outside of a warzone, with a 2016 rate of around 120 murders per 100,000 people.

UNESCO

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The Universidad Central de Venezuela, designed by modernist architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva and declared World Heritage by UNESCO, was built.