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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)

What native villages built on stilts in lake maracaibo reminded spanish explorers of Venice Italy so they named the area little Venice?

The villagers were the Goajiros. In 1499, on an expedition with Amerigo Vespucci, Alonso de Ojeda allegedly named the area "Venezuela" (little Venice). However, another etymol (MORE)