SSC Geography Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    Which of the following port cities in Venezuela has been developed as an oil port?
    (i) Caracas        
    (ii) Maracaibo
    (iii) Maracay      
    (iv) Carupano

    A)  i and ii only      

    B)  ii and iii only

    C)  iii only 

    D)  i, ii and iii

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Maracaibo is the second largest city in Venezuela after the national capital Caracas and is the capital of Zulia state. Maracaibo is nicknamed as "The Beloved Land of the Sun" Maracaibo was founded in 1529 on the western side of Lake Maracaibo which is the dominant feature of the oil-rich Maracaibo basin. Maracaibo and the Lake Maracaibo region's economy was more connected to Colombia than to eastern Venezuela due to the natural route available through Lake Maracaibo to the sea.

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