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Caracas (federal capital)

Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.
Caracas is the capital of Venezuela. It is located in the north of the country, following the contours of a narrow mountain valley located on the Venezuelan coastal range. The valley's temperatures are springlike, and the urbanizable terrain of the Caracas Valley lies between 2,500 and 3,000 feet above sea level. The Valley is close to the Caribbean Sea, separated from the coast by a steep mountain range that rises above 7400 feet and to the south lies further hills and mountains.
The historic center of Caracas, known as the Libertador District, had an estimated population of 2.1 million in 2005. In that same year, the official metropolitan area had an estimated population of 3.3 million. Distrito Capital is the name of Caracas' primary seat, covering part of Miranda State. The population of Caracas' urban agglomeration is about 4.7 million.
Caracas is framed totally within a valley of the venezuelan central range, separated from the coast to about 15 kilometers by El Avila National Park, a mountain set that is very appreciated by the natives of Caracas, by its beauty and wealth, and for being a place for natural distraction.
Caracas is home for some of the most prestigious universities in the country, including Universidad Central de Venezuela, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Universidad Metropolitana, Universidad Jose Maria Vargas and several others. Caracas is Venezuela's cultural capital, boasting several restaurants, theaters, museums, and shopping centers. The city is also home to an array of immigrants from but not limited to Spain, Italy, Portugal, and the Middle East, Germany, China, and Latin American countries.
Caracas is said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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