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Maracay

Maracay
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Interior Maestranza Maracay.jpg
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Top:Maracay Municipal Garden and Las Delicias area, Second:Sindoni Tower, Los Tamarindo residential area and overview to Maracay, Third:Maestranza Cesar Giron Bullring Stadium, Girardot Square and Maracay Assumption Cathedral, Bottom:Night view of downtown Base Aragua area (all item of left to right)
Flag of Maracay
Official seal of Maracay
Nickname(s): 
"Ciudad Jardín"
(English: Garden City)
Maracay is located in Venezuela
Maracay
Maracay
Coordinates: 10°14′49″N 67°35′46″W / 10.24694°N 67.59611°W / 10.24694; -67.59611Coordinates: 10°14′49″N 67°35′46″W / 10.24694°N 67.59611°W / 10.24694; -67.59611
Country Venezuela
StateAragua
MunicipalityGirardot
FoundedMarch 5, 1701
Government
 • MayorPedro Bastidas
Area
 • Total911.57 km2 (351.96 sq mi)
Elevation
436 m (1,430 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total955,362
 • Density1.439/km2 (3.73/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Maracayero(a)
Time zoneUTC−4 (VET)
Postal codes
2101, 2102, 2103, 2104
Area code0243
ClimateAw
WebsiteAlcaldía de Maracay (in Spanish)
The area and population figures are for the municipality

Maracay (Spanish pronunciation: [maɾaˈkaj]) 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 Girardot Municipality. The population of Maracay and its surroundings in the 2011 census was 955,362. In Venezuela, Maracay is known as "Ciudad Jardín" ("Garden City").[1]

  1. ^ "Maracay, la eterna Ciudad Jardín de Venezuela". www.el-carabobeno.com. March 5, 2018.

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