Maracay

city in Venezuela

Maracay (Spanish pronunciation: [maɾaˈkaj]) is a city in north-central Venezuela. It is the capital of the state of Aragua. About 955,362 people lived here in 2011.

Maracay
Flag of Maracay
Flag
Official seal of Maracay
Seal
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)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (not observed)
Postal codes
2101, 2102, 2103, 2104
Area code(s)0243
ClimateAw
WebsiteAlcaldía de Maracay (in Spanish)
The area and population figures are for the municipality

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