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Cabimas is a city on the shore of Maracaibo Lake in Zulia State in northwestern Venezuela. Its current population is around 200,859 (2005). Before 1900, Venezuela was known to possess commercial quantities of petroleum. One major find was the 'Zumaque 1' well in 1914, in the area of Mene Grande, about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Cabimas. It was the blowout of the Barroso No. 2 well in Cabimas in 1922 that marked the beginning of Venezuela's modern history as a major producer. Cabimas still plays an important role in production from the nation's largest oil fields, which are located around and beneath Lake Maracaibo. Other fields are increasing in importance, mainly in eastern Venezuela. Most refining in Venezuela takes place in refineries outside the Cabimas area.


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Facts and Stats for Cabimas*

  • Living in Cabimas - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 55.4 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Cabimas

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Cabimas

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.4 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 120 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 200 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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