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Maracaibo
City
Flag of Maracaibo
Flag
Official seal of Maracaibo
Seal
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")
Country VenezuelaVenezuela
State Zulia
Municipality Maracaibo
Founded (1) 8 September 1529, (2) 1569, (3) 1574
Founded by Ambrosio Alfínger (1529), Captain Alonso Pacheco (1569), Captain Pedro Maldonado (1574)
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Alcaldía de Maracaibo
Area
 • Metro
1,393 km2 (538 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Rank 2nd
 • Urban
1,495,199
 • Metro
2,108,404
Demonym(s) Marabino(a), Maracaibero(a), Maracucho(a)
Time zone UTC-04:30 (VST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-04:30 (not observed)
Postal coded
4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005
Area code 261
ISO 3166 code VE-A
Website Alcaldía de Maracaibo
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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