Metropolitan Region of Caracas

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Metropolitan Region of Caracas[1]
(Greater Caracas)

Región Metropolitana de Caracas
(Gran Caracas)
Caracas
Caracas
Country Venezuela
State Caracas
 Miranda
 Vargas
Largest CitiesCaracas
Petare
Baruta
Los Teques
Guarenas
Guatire
Ocumare del Tuy
Area
 • Metro
4,715.1 km2 (1,820.5 sq mi)
Highest elevation
2,200 m (7,200 ft)
Lowest elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
 • Metro
5,297,026
 • Metro density1,123.41/km2 (2,909.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4:30 (VST)

Metropolitan Region of Caracas (MRC) or Greater Caracas (GC) (Spanish: Región Metropolitana de Caracas; RMC or Gran Caracas; GC) is the urban agglomeration comprising the Metropolitan District of Caracas and the adjacent 11 municipalities over Miranda and Vargas state in Venezuela. Thus, it does not constitute a single administrative unit. The conurbation spreads south, west, east and north of Caracas.[5] It has a population of 5,243,301.

Geography[edit]

Metropolitan divisions[edit]

The Metropolitan Region of Caracas consists of five distinct metropolitan divisions/conurbations, subdividing the region into five divisions.[6][7]

Metropolitan Divisions 2011 Census
Population
Area
(km²)
Density
(pop/km²)
Major cities
Metropolitan District of Caracas 2,946,955 777,1 km² 4212.9/km² Caracas
Valles del Tuy Metropolitan Area 754,081 1694 km² 445.14/km² Ocumare del Tuy, Charallave, Santa Teresa del Tuy, Cúa
Guarenas-Guatire Metropolitan Area 473,728 558 km² 848.97/km² Guatire, Guarenas
Altos Mirandinos Metropolitan Area 454,929 744 km² 611.46/km² Los Teques, San Antonio de Los Altos
Litoral Varguense conurbation 341,325 942 km² 362.34/km² La Guaira, Maiquetia, Catia La Mar, Caraballeda
Metropolitan Region of Caracas (MRC) 4,832,026 4715.1 km² 1,223.41/km²
Satellite image of the Metropolitan Region of Caracas and its conurbations at night and its conurbations

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vila, Marco Aurelio. Área Metropolitana de Caracas. Ediciones del Cuatricentenario de Caracas.
  2. ^ http://www.cne.gov.ve/web/normativa_electoral/elecciones/2013/municipales/circunscripciones/CabildoMetropolitano.pdf
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-06-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.cne.gov.ve/web/normativa_electoral/elecciones/2013/municipales/circunscripciones/Vargas.pdf
  5. ^ Barrios, Sonia (May 2001). "Áreas metropolitanas:¿qué ha cambiado?: La experiencia de la Caracas Metropolitana" [Metropolitan areas: what has changed? The experience of Metropolitan Caracas]. EURE (in Spanish). 27 (80). doi:10.4067/S0250-71612001008000004.
  6. ^ Lisio, Antonio De (2009). "La Metrópoli Caraqueña: Expansión Simplificadora O Articulación Diversificante" [The Caracas metropolis: simplifying expansion or diversifying articulation]. Terra. Nueva Etapa (in Spanish). XXV (38): 191–225.
  7. ^ Itriago, Rosangel Alvarez (2007). Redefinición del ámbito político-territorial de caracas: lo técnicamente deseable vs. Lo políticamente viable (PDF). XXVI Congreso de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociología. Guadalajara: Asociación Latinoamericana de Sociología.

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