Results for: Maracaibo

When was Maracaibo Venezuela founded?

Maracaibo was founded in 1529 by Ambrosius Ehinger on the western  side of Lake Maracaibo which is the dominant feature of the  oil-rich Maracaibo Basin. Favoured by prevail (MORE)

Why is Lake Maracaibo important?

Lake Maracaibo acts as a major shipping route to the ports of Maracaibo and Cabimas, plus it supports over 20,000 fishermen who depend on fishing in the lake for their livelyh (MORE)