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Maracay

Administration
Full nameMaracay
Official nameMaracay
CountryVenezuelaVenezuela
StateAragua
MunicipalityGirardot
FoundedMarch 5, 1701
Government
MayorPedro Bastidas
Geography
Total Area351.9 sq mi (911.57 km2)
Elevation1430.4 ft (436 m)
Demography
Total Population1754256 (2001)
Density (pop.)1271.4/km2 (3292.9/sq mi)
DemonymMaracayero(a)
Other information
Time zoneVST (UTC-4:30)
- Summer (DST)not observed (UTC-4:30)
Postal codes2101, 2102, 2103, 2104
Area code0243

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Maracay (-esma.ɾaˈkai̯) is a city in north-central Venezuela, near the Caribbean coast, and is the capital and most important city of the state of Aragua. Most of it falls under the jurisdiction of the Girardot Municipality. The population as per the 2001 census was 750,000. In 2008, Maracay and its surroundings have an estimated population of 1,767,217.


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