Maracaibo facts for kids
|Nickname(s): "La Tierra del Sol Amada"
(English: "The Beloved Land of the Sun")
|Motto: "Muy noble y leal"
(English: "Very noble and loyal")
|Founded||(1) 8 September 1529, (2) 1569, (3) 1574|
|Founded by||Ambrosio Alfínger (1529), Captain Alonso Pacheco (1569), Captain Pedro Maldonado (1574)|
|• Metro||1,393 km2 (538 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (20 ft)|
|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|
|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 with the metropolitan area at 2,108,404 as of 2010. Maracaibo is nicknamed La Tierra del Sol Amada ("The Beloved Land of the Sun").
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