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Mystery City #10: This Latin American City is…

by Borderstan.com June 4, 2010 at 5:43 am 1,036 1 Comment

Luis Gomez Photos Valencia Venezuela Mystery City #10

Valencia, Carabobo: This Latin American city is in Venezuela. (Tobby Dic)

This week’s mystery city  is actually where Luis grew up: Valencia, in the Venezuelan state of Carabobo. It is located about 75 miles west of Caracas and just a few miles south of the Caribbean Sea.

Valencia is the third largest city in Venezuela and you might call it “Venezuela’s Chicago.” It was traditionally the center of Venezuelan manufacturing and industry and has an estimated population of more than 1.5 million people, behind Caracas and Maracaibo.

Congratulations to the 31% of Borderstan readers who correctly guessed the identify of Valencia. Tied for second place were Florinopolis, Santa Cataraina (Brazil) and Rosario, Santa Fe (Argentina), each with 25%.

Previous Mystery Cities were Caracas, Valaparaiso, Sydney, Bratislava, La Paz and Santiago, Long Beach, Toronto and St. Louis. We will have Mystery City #11 on Tuesday.

Comments (1)

  1. See also http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3512438 for the exact location in Google Maps from which this photo was taken. The image at panoramio is almost exactly identical to the one here (down to the color and arrangement of cars in the parking lots), except the photo here has been cropped a bit at the bottom.

    For a shot of Torre Banaven from street-level, see http://www.panoramio.com/photo/672344.

    The tallest tower in the skyline is the Torre Empresarial, for which see http://www.panoramio.com/photo/19899927; next to it the white tower with what appears to be a crown is Torre 4, for which see this view from the east: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/2765283.

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