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Maracaibo, Venezuela

Maracaibo, Venezuela

Maracaibo is a city in northwestern Venezuela and the capital of Zulia state, known as the center of Venezuela’s oil industry. Its old town is marked by colonial buildings, including the colorful houses lining Calle Carabobo. On central Plaza Bolívar, Maracaibo Cathedral houses the statue of the Cristo Negro, or Black Christ. Nearby is the 18th-century Casa de la Capitulación, a culture and history center.

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Country: Venezuela

Continent: South America

Currency: Bolivar (VEF)

Population: 1,948,269

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