AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share

Maracaibo

Maracaibo
Administration
Full nameMaracaibo
Official nameCiudad Autónoma de Maracaibo
Settlement typeMunicipality
Motto"Muy noble y leal"
(English: "Very noble and loyal")
CountryVenezuelaVenezuela
StateZulia
MunicipalityMaracaibo
Founded8 September 1529
Ambrosio Alfinger
Government
TypeMayor-council
BodyAlcaldía de Maracaibo
MayorEveling Trejo de Rosales
Geography
Metro Area537.7 sq mi (1393 km2)
Elevation19.7 ft (6 m)
Demography
Metro (pop.)2108404
DemonymMarabino(a), Maracaibero(a), Maracucho(a)
Other information
Time zoneVST (UTC-04:30)
- Summer (DST)not observed (UTC-04:30)
Postal coded4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005
Area code261
ISO 3166 codeVE-A

     Home | City | Maracaibo



Maracaibo (-esmaɾaˈkaiβo) is a city and municipality located in northwestern Venezuela off the western coast of the Lake Maracaibo. It is the second-largest city in the country after the national capital Caracas and the capital of Zulia state. The population of the city is approximately 1,495,200 with the metropolitan area estimated at 2,108,404 as of 2010.

Maracaibo is nicknamed 'La Tierra del Sol Amada' ("The Beloved Land of the Sun").


Warning: simplexml_load_file(http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Maracaibo?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10) [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/-/Maracaibo?orderby=viewCount&max-results=10" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260