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Caracas: Capital of Venezuela
Caracas, officially Santiago de León de Caracas, abbreviated as CCS, is the capital and largest city of Venezuela, and the center of the Metropolitan Region of Caracas. Caracas is located along the Guaire River in the northern part of the country, within the Caracas Valley of the Venezuelan coastal mountain range. The valley is close to the Caribbean Sea, separated from the coast by a steep 2,200-metre-high (7,200 ft) mountain range, Cerro El Ávila; to the south there are more hills and mountains. The Metropolitan Region of Caracas has an estimated population of almost 5 million inhabitants.


Venezuela pardons dozens of opposition politicians ahead of polls [Video]

Venezuela pardons dozens of opposition politicians ahead of polls

Caracas is regularly criticised for 'arbitrarily' jailing politicians in opposition to President Nicholas Maduro's rule.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:31Published
Iranian supermarket chain launches in Venezuelan capital [Video]

Iranian supermarket chain launches in Venezuelan capital

Political and economic alliance between Tehran and Caracas is growing - as is defiance against US sanctions.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published
Desperate for basics, Venezuelans tap well [Video]

Desperate for basics, Venezuelans tap well

Venezuelans are steadily losing access to cheap basic services from water to cooking gas that have helped them survive economic crisis, forcing many to find creative solutions and adding pressure..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:38Published

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