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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.
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(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)
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(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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We will not rest one second until freedom is achieved," said Guaido, recognized as interim president by more than 50 countries, speaking to thousands of supporters in Caracas. Guaido came back to Caracas on Monday after more than a week abroad, defying orders banning him from leaving.
'I believe [the end] is coming very soon - this week,' said Barbara Angarita, 49, as she and thousands of other demonstrators poured down the Avenida Principal de las Mercedes in Caracas. 'We must have a free country, free for all Venezuelans and for our descendants.'
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During the 1950s, says Viso, elevated oil revenue in Venezuela manifested in a blossoming of architecture in the county's capital, Caracas, where modern principles and practices found local expression fueled by optimism and excess.