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CARIACO, or SAN FELIPE DE AUSTRIA

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 330 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CARIACO, or SAN FELIPE DE AUSTRIA, a town on the north coast of Venezuela, 40 M. east of the city of Cumana at the head of the gulf bearing the same name. Pop. (1908, estimate) 7000. It stands a short distance up the Cariaco river and its port immediately on the coast is known as Puerto Sucre. The surrounding district produces cotton, tobacco, cacao, cattle and fruit, and there is considerable trade through Puerto Sucre, although that port has no regular connexion with foreign ports.
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