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city, capital of Falcon state, northwestern Venezuela. It lies 200 miles (320 km) west-northwest of Caracas, at the southern end of the isthmus linking the Paraguana Peninsula to the mainland. It is 105 feet (32 metres) above sea level. Coro and its Caribbean port, La Vela, 7 miles (11 km) to the east-northeast, were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993.