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
CountryVenezuela
StateMiranda
FoundedFebruary 17, 1621
Government
 • MayorCarlos Ocariz
 • Political partyJustice First
Elevation900 m (3,000 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total369,000
Demonym(s)petareno(a)
Time zoneUTC-4:30 (VST)
Postal code1073
Websitealcaldiamunicipiosucre.gov.ve

Petare is a city in Miranda, Venezuela, and is part of the urban area of Caracas. It is 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] It is regarded as one of the largest slums in the world.[2]

Dulce Nombre de Jesús de Petare Church

References

  1. ^ City Population website, available online at [1], accessed on August 24, 2006
  2. ^ "Venezuela parliament rejects Russian 'interventionist communique'". UPI. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017.

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