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Maracay ( Français: Maracay, Russian: Маракай, Spanish: Maracay, Deutsch: Maracay) is a city in Venezuela, situated in the Estado Aragua region. According to the latest census, the city population is about 1754256 inhabitants. Geographical coordinates of Maracay (WGS84): (lat.): 10° 14' 49" N ( 10.2469 ), (long.): 67° 35' 45" W ( -67.5958 ). Interested in useful and fascinating information about Maracay? Learn more about the city’s history and culture from Wikipedia article about Maracay.

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    Lat:10.247Lon:-67.596
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    Maracay (Spanish pronunciation: [maɾaˈkai̯]) is a city in north-central Venezuela, near the Caribbean coast, and is the capital and most important city of the state of Aragua. Most of it falls under the jurisdiction of the Girardot Municipality. The population of Maracay and its surroundings as per the 2011 census was 955,362. In Venezuela, Maracay is known as "Ciudad Jardín", or "Garden City".

    History

    Officially established on March 5, 1701 by Bishop Diego de Baños y Sotomayor in the valleys of Tocopio and Tapatapa (what is known today as the central valley of Aragua) in northern Venezuela.


    According to the most accepted explanation, it was named after a local indigenous chief, and refers to the "Maracayo" (Felis mitis), a small tiger. Alternative etymologies cite a local aromatic tree called Mara.

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