The Capital District (Spanish: Distrito Capital) of Venezuela is a federal district corresponding to the capitalCaracas. It has an area of 433 km2 and there is only one administrative division (municipio), Libertador, which contains about half of Caracas. It is the seat of the federal government and the head of the public powers.
The population in 2004 was 2,073,768. The District borders on the states of Vargas and Miranda.
On 13 April 2009, the National Assembly passed a law creating the figure of a head of government for the district which would be designated by the President. On 14 April 2009, Jacqueline Faría became the first Head of Government of the Capital District.