Ten fun facts about Caracas
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The Security Jusice and Peace report shows that in Caracas, a rate of 134 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants.
Caracas is home to the Petroleos de Venezuela, which is the world's fifth largest oil exporter.
As of 2009, a plan was implemented that bans cars with certain number license plates from entering the city center to reduce traffic.
In 2014, a Mexican non-governmental organization called the Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice listed Caracas as the third most violent city in the world.Fact 5
The Central University of Venezuela, arguably the oldest university in Venezuela, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000 because of it's architecture and urban planning.Fact 6
In Caracas, there isn't four seasons. There is only the wet season and the dry season.Fact 7
During December and January, the natives of Caracas are familiar with the appearance of fog and a sudden nightly drop in the temperature to as low as 46 degrees.Fact 8
Caracas ranked number one in 2014 according to the ECA as the most expensive city to live in for expatriates.Fact 9
In 2011, the population of Caracas was 2.104 million, making it the largest city in Venezuela.Fact 10
Two winners of the beauty pageant 'Miss Universe', in 1979 and 1981, were born in Caracas. Click here for more capital facts ❯
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