Petare

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Coordinates: 10°29′N 66°49′W / 10.483°N 66.817°W / 10.483; -66.817

Dulce Nombre de Jesús de Petare
Historic center of Petare
Historic center of Petare
Flag of Dulce Nombre de Jesús de Petare
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Dulce Nombre de Jesús de Petare is located in Venezuela
Dulce Nombre de Jesús de Petare
Dulce Nombre de Jesús de Petare
Coordinates: 10°29′N 66°49′W / 10.483°N 66.817°W / 10.483; -66.817
Country Venezuela
State Miranda
Founded February 17, 1621
Government
 • Mayor Carlos Ocariz
 • Political party Justice First
Elevation 900 m (3,000 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 369,000
Demonym petareno(a)
Time zone VST (UTC-4:30)
Postal code 1073
Website alcaldiamunicipiosucre.gov.ve

Petare is a city in Miranda, Venezuela, and is part of the urban area of Caracas. It is the located in the Sucre Municipality, one of the five divisions of Caracas. The city was founded in 1621 under the name of San Jose de Guanarito. It grew to become a part of the greater Caracas area as the latter expanded in area and population.

The city is traditionally considered to be a suburb of Caracas, but has developed its own commercial core. Two universities are located in Petare: Universidad Santa María and Universidad Metropolitana. Poverty remains a major limitation to the city's development. The population of Petare is 369,000.[1]

In this city there are many people selling on the street called "Buhoneros", which roughly translates into Informal Salesperson. They sell many things including food, clothing, electronics, and they are always located on the side walks or even in the middle of the streets trying to sell to anyone currently on the street.

Dulce Nombre de Jesús de Petare Church

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  1. ^ City Population website, available online at [1], accessed on August 24, 2006

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