- a city in and the capital of Venezuela, in the N part.
- a republic in N South America. 352,143 sq. mi. (912,050 sq. km). Capital: Caracas.
- Gulf of. Also called Gulf of Maracaibo. a gulf of the Caribbean Sea between NW Venezuela and N Columbia Colombia, connecting to with Lake Maracaibo. 75 miles (120 km) long and up to 150 miles (240 km) wide.
Examples from the Web for caracas
Gracie packed up her Wellington boots, long-sleeved shirts, and trousers, and flew to Caracas with a five-liter alembic still.When a Modern-Day Indiana Jones Met an Adventurous Gin Distiller
July 8, 2014
The result was a perfect storm of commuter congestion where “normal Caracas chaos became absolute mayhem.”
Maria “Macarena” Paz, a Caracas engineer, is underwhelmed by this explanation.
Julio Cesar Rosas (a pseudonym) owns a medium-sized business in Los Cortijos, a district in east-central Caracas.
Caracas was plunged into darkness in the middle of a televised speech by President Nicolas Maduro.
It has been abandoned for fifty years, but I could follow it to Caracas.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
Cordillera genera of plants have also, somehow, reached the Silla of Caracas.More Letters of Charles Darwin
The Bay of Caracas was the scene of a dreadful earthquake in 1812.Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror
Monuments have been erected to his memory, one at Caracas and another at Lima.
Puerto Cabello and Cumana coffees are valued just below Caracas.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
- 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)
- a republic in South America, on the Caribbean: colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century; independence from Spain declared in 1811 and won in 1819 after a war led by Simón Bolívar. It contains Lake Maracaibo and the northernmost chains of the Andes in the northwest, the Orinoco basin in the central part, and the Guiana Highlands in the south. Exports: petroleum, iron ore, and coffee. Official language: Spanish. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: bolívar. Capital: Caracas. Pop: 28 459 085 (2013 est). Area: 912 050 sq km (352 142 sq miles)Official name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
- Gulf of Venezuela an inlet of the Caribbean in NW Venezuela: continues south as Lake Maracaibo
Word Origin and History for caracas
Spanish, diminutive of Venecia "Venice" (see Venice). Supposedly the name was given by Spanish sailors in 1499 when they saw a native village built on piles on Lake Maracaibo.