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INDEX of GEOPOLITICAL AND GENERAL INFORMATION BY STATE

                           FEDERAL DISTRICT 


Geopolitical division 
The County of Caracas was part, in 1777, of the General Captaincy of Venezuela. In 1909 
 is dissolved and it is only the Federal District. Santiago from León from Caracas is the capital of the one Federal district and constitutionally, of the Republic of Venezuela. In 1998 part of its 
territory passes to form the state Vargas. At the moment it is divided in eighteen parishes. 

MAP VIAL 
It possesses an important net of freeways. Also, it has three lines of the system of 
transport underground Meter of Caracas from the station Chacaíto to the station 
Propatria, and from the station Plaza Venezuela until The Valley. Besides the one that goes from The 
I silence until The Enclosed-zoological one. 

Basic DATA 

Capital 
Caracas. 
Location 
Central region. 
Limits 
North: Vargas. 
South: Miranda and Aragua. 
This: Miranda and Vargas. 
West: Aragua and Vargas. 
Surface 
263 km2. 
Percentage of the national territory 
It is the entity with smaller surface of the country. 

TOURISM 
As cultural centers  has to the Athenaeum of Caracas, the Cultural Complex Teresa Carreño, the one 
Museum of Contemporary Art Sofía Imber, the Gallery of National Art, the Museum of Sciences 
Natural, the Museum of fine arts, the Museum of the Children, the Audiovisual Museum, the Museum 
Foundation John Boulton, the National Library and the Fifth Anauco. In their colonial helmet you 
it erects the Liberator's Native House, the Cathedral of Caracas and very close the Capitol in whose 
Elliptic living room stays the Book of Records of the Congress of 1811 and the Key of Gold that  opens the 
urn of Simón Bolívar in the National Vault. In the Av. Urdaneta is the Palace of 
Miraflores, the president's of the Republic office. Among the churches they highlight the Basilica 
Sacred Teresa, the church of Altagracia, that of San Francisco and the Santa Chapel. As for 
parks highlight: The Calvary, The Caobos, The Jets, the National Park The Ávila, the Garden 
Botanical and the Walk The Eminent persons, a square combination and park. It has two 
zoological: the Pinegrove and that of Caricuao. Besides The Observatorio Cajigal, The Polyhedron of 
Caracas, the Race track The Corner and the Boulevard of Big Savanna. 

Geography 

Geology 
Anticlinales exists, sinclinales, numerous flaws and diaclasas that show the intense activity 
tectonic of the area.  explains to it the mostly uneven relief, with pending discharges, 
irregular, sharp and deep crests fit, besides straits and short valleys 
intramontanos. 

Relief 
It is framed in the landscape unit corresponding to the Mountainous System of the Costa. Toward 
the south rises the Serranía of the Coast where the cliffs are plentiful. They are the picks 
Agustín Codazzi (2 425 m.s.n.m), and Naiguatá (2 765 m.s.n.m), of tectonic origin that reaches 
about 13 kms long, with a soft west decline to this; in him the city has been summoned of 
Caracas. Skirting to this city in their south limit is a succession of formations 
orográficas that conform a complex landscape of mountains and hills. 

Climate 
The annual half temperature is located entre18° and 26° Celsius. The annual half precipitation is 
superior to the 900 mm. Presents a savanna climate (Aw), characterized by the presence of a 
dry rainy and other period. 

Hydrography 
The waters escurrentes arrives to the basin of the river Guaire, current that crosses the area 
metropolitan of Caracas of west to this. There the gulches flow: Caroata, Sling, 
Maripérez, Catuche and other four hundred of smaller importance. These sources of water are 
used as urban drainage of served waters. The resource hídrico used for the one 
supply of the Federal District comes from other entities, especially of the state 
Miranda. 

Vegetation 
To smaller altitude, where the humidity is restricted, heaths are developed, espinares, 
forests semi-deciduos and stains of savannas. In the highest areas forests are presented 
always green. Among the vegetable species they highlight: olive tree, araguaney, mahogany, ceiba, cují and jobo. 

Mineral resources 
It has non metallic minerals as quartz, marble, sand, limestone, granzón and clay. 

Population 
Due to factors of diverse nature, the city of Caracas has become the center 
dominant of the political, administrative, economic, financial activities, of services 
assistance and educational of the country. This condition has favored the migratory process 
toward the entity, until the point of reaching a population of 1 823222 hab, reason why squatter 
the second place with regard to the national total, with hardly 0,22% of the Venezuelan territory. 
The city of Caracas conforms the biggest urban concentration in the country. Being located the adult 
inhabitants' percentage in the parishes Sucre (19,42%), The Valley (11,74%) and The Vega 
(8,76%). 

NATIONAL PARKS 
It possesses two national parks: The Ávila, in the middle of heart of Caracas, in the mountainous tract of the Mountain range of the Costa. And Macarao, in the central area of the Mountain range of the Costa, the one which 
it is shared with the state Miranda. 

Economic ACTIVITY 
It constitutes the main center of specialized services of the country in the financial, commercial and 
communications. The agricultural activity concentrates on some mountainous areas (parishes 
of Carayaca and Caruao), where it is cultivated: banana, avocado, coffee, orange, mango, cambur, 
caraotas, celery, ocumo and yucca. 

TRADITIONS 
The meringue, as gender of dancing songs, charges popularity in Caracas during those 
twenties. To the meringue traditional inhabitant of Caracas  was known as meringue rucaneao. The 
it orchestrates it was composed by four instruments soloists: trumpet, trombone, saxo and 
clarinet, and I eat accompanying instruments: four, I lower and percussion. Groups existed of 
silence that they were known as gunboats, and their members were identified, among others 
sew, for the constant use of knot tie, shoes of two tones and pajilla hat. 
In general the letters of the meringue from Caracas sang to the love, to the woman, to the 
day-to-dayness and to the big events happened in the country. Although in Caracas it was 
where  obtained bigger receptividad,  also extended to Lara and Cumaná. 


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