Venezuela - Largest Cities
Venezuela has 4 cities with more than a million people, 39 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 65 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Venezuela is Caracas, with a population of 3,000,000 people. The capital city of Caracas is situated in the north of the country along the Guaire River. It has a population of almost two million in the city, increasing to three million for the Caracas metropolitan area. In addition to being the economic and cultural center of Venezuela, Caracas is known for being one of most important cultural and industrial cities in Latin America, as well as a key tourist destination. However, the city is also known for having one of the highest murder rates in the world, estimated at 119 homicides per 100,000 residents.
Maracaibo is Venezuela's second-largest city. Located in the northwest of the country, Maracaibo has a population of approximately 1,495,000 in the city and 2,225,000 in the metropolitan area. The city is known as La Tierra del Sol Amada, which translates as 'The Beloved Land of the Sun', for its warm weather and friendly inhabitants. Venezuela's third-largest city is Valencia, an economic hub that is home to the country's key industrial companies. With around two million residents in its metropolitan area, Valencia's population is expected to grow in the years ahead.
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