Caracas, officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital and largest city of Venezuela. Caracas is located in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range. Terrain suitable for building lies between 760 and 910 m above sea level. The valley is close to the Caribbean Sea, separated from the coast by a steep 2,200 m high mountain range, Cerro El Ávila; to the south there are more hills and mountains.The Metropolitan District of Caracas is made up of five municipalities: Libertador Municipality which is the only administrative division of the Venezuelan Capital District, and four other municipalities, which are within in Miranda State: Chacao, Baruta, Sucre, and El Hatillo. Libertador holds many of the government buildings and is the Capital District. The Distrito Capital had a population of 1,943,901 as of 2011, while that of Metropolitan District of Caracas was estimated at 3,055,000 as of.