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San Diego, Carabobo


San Diego is a city and civic parish, capital of the Municipality of San Diego.

It is located to the North of the Valencia Lake in Carabobo, Venezuela. It is part of the metropolitan area of Valencia.

The city was the centre of an agricultural region. It has grown very rapidly in recent years. Many of the areas previously used for agriculture have been taken over by further urbanizations. Now the service industry has overtaken agriculture as main source of income.

The total population of the municipality is around 200000 inhabitants.

Geography

The San Diego river, coming from the Northern mountains, crosses the city in its way to the Valencia Lake.

Politics

The city is the seat of the mayor of San Diego's municipality.

Education

Universidad Jose Antonio Paez (Universidad Privada)

Universidad Arturo Michelena (Universidad Privada)

Instituto Tecnologico de Seguridad Industrial (Educacion Superior)

Colegio Universitario Monsenor de Talavera (Educacion Superior)

Unidad Educativa Monsenor Luis Eduardo Henriquez.

Unidad Educativa Patria Bolivariana.

Unidad Educativa Colegio Las californias.

Unidad Educativa Hipolito Cisneros.

Places of interest

San Diego's church is a well-preserved colonial church.

The area around the San Diego church, around the Bolivar Square, also keep the traditional architecture

Fin de Siglo Shopping mall, a facility with about 300 stores including Municipal government offices.

Pozo la Cumana and Waterfall...a sparkling clean river with a large swimming well and a water fall higher up the hill. Note: to enter the waterfall you must ask the park ranger for permission as it is not open to everyone. A place to hang out and chill from the heat, services available. An all terrain vehicle is necessary to get to this place.

Ask about the Cocadas kiosk: A very well known place among local people for its delicious coconut water, milkshake and ice creams.

San Diego Golf and country club

Club Madeirense

Events

The fireworks of San Diego during New Year's Eve are a well-known spectacle in the central region of Venezuela.

The carnival parade in February: Every year thousands of people come out to Julio Centeno Avenue, the principal artery road to watch the parade of costumes, live band, and fun. It has approximately one million visitants each year ...very well organized safe and beautiful party

The San Diego Christmas market and fun fair: every december (second and third week of the month) features two weeks of wonderfully decorated christmas style event with an amazing lights forest for people of all ages, lots of entertainment featuring famous bands, a gourmet and delicatesen food fair including large bbq gourmet gaucho steaks, local food, seasonal delicacies, wine tasting, beer stands, variety of hot dogs and hamburger gourmet selection, sushi, etc. Also lots of arts and crafts market, clothes, toys , etc. Lots of parking in the area, very safe and clean with good infrastructure of organization due to the well planned actions and budget which goes into it.

External links

Official page of the Mayor of San Diego (in Spanish)

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