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The capital and largest city of Venezuela, in the northern part of the country near the Caribbean coast. Founded by the Spanish in 1567, it grew rapidly during the oil boom of the 1950s, and is the country's commercial, industrial, and cultural hub.


(kəˈrækəs; -ˈrɑː-; Spanish kaˈrakas)
(Placename) the capital of Venezuela, in the north: founded in 1567; major industrial and commercial centre, notably for oil companies. Pop: 3 276 000 (2005 est)


(kəˈrɑ kəs)

the capital of Venezuela, in the N part. 1,822,465.
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Noun1.Caracas - the capital and largest city of Venezuela
Republic of Venezuela, Venezuela - a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil


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