Machiques

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Machiques
Municipality
Flag of Machiques
Flag
Official seal of Machiques
Seal
Machiques shown within the state of Zulia
Machiques shown within the state of Zulia
Machiques is located in Venezuela
Machiques
Machiques
Machiques shown within the state of Zulia
Coordinates: 10°04′N 72°34′W / 10.067°N 72.567°W / 10.067; -72.567Coordinates: 10°04′N 72°34′W / 10.067°N 72.567°W / 10.067; -72.567
Country VenezuelaVenezuela
State Zulia
Municipality Machiques
Founded November 8, 1841
Population (2010)
 • Urban 150,000
Time zone VST (UTC-04:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC-04:30)

Machiques is a city in Zulia State, Venezuela, located in the northwest portion of the country. It is close to the border with Colombia, and the area's main economic activity is cattle raising. On 16 August 2005 West Caribbean Airways Flight 708, en route from Panama City to Fort-de-France, stalled and crashed in a mountainous area of the municipality, killing all 160 people on board.[1]

Transport[edit]

It is proposed that the city receive a railway station on the new national railway network.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hradecky, Simon (5 September 2010). "Report:West Caribbean MD82 at Machiquez on Aug 16th 2005, Did Not Recover from High Altitude Stall". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 3 April 2012.