Valencia (sometimes uses the name Nueva Valencia del Rey) is the capital city of Carabobo State, and the third largest city of Venezuela. The city is an economic hub that contains Venezuela's top industries and manufacturing companies. The population of Valencia and the nearby metropolitan area reached 2,227,165 in 2010, and it is expected to grow dramatically in the years to come. Caracas lies some 180 km away to the east.
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