[1803 amounted to 5,500,000, and the exports con-
sisted of produce to the value of 4,000,000 dollars.
He also states the population in 1808 at 900,000
souls. The receipts of Caracas, Guatemala, and
Chile, are consumed within the country. The
population of some of the chief cities is thus stated ;
Caracas 40,000, La Guaira 6000, Puerto Cabello
7600, Coro 10,000. The harbour, or La Vela de
Coro, as it is commonly called, and its environs, are
supposed to contain not less than 2000. In 1797
three state prisoners were sent from Spain to Ca-
racas, on account of their revolutionary propensi-
ties. Being treated with great indulgence by the
officers and soldiers to whose care they were com-
mitted, they formed the project of a conspiracy
against the government. They engaged a number
of persons, some of them of consequence, in their
party. After gaining their first converts, the spirit
did not spread. The coldness and apathy of the
people did not admit of the effervescene they de-
sired. After the plot had been kept a secret for
many months it was disclosed to the government.
Some of the ringleaders escaped, and others were
taken. It was found that seventy-two had entered
into the conspiracy; six were executed. The
rest either escaped, or were sent to the galleys or
banished from the country. For an account of the
recent revolution in Caracas, see Venezuela.]
Caracas, some islands of the N. sea near the
coast of the kingdom of Tierra Firme, in the pro-
vince and government of Cumana. They are six
in number, all small and desert, serving as places
of shelter to the Dutch traders, who carry on an
illicit commerce on that coast.
Caracas, a small port of the coast of Tierra
Firme, in the province and government of Vene-
;zuela, between the capital and cape Codera.
[Carache|CARACHE]], a settlement of the province and
government of Maracaibo, situate n. of the city of
Truxillo, on the shore of a small river which enters
CARACHIS, San Carlos de a settlement of
the province and country of the Amazonas ; a re-
duccion of the missions which belonged to the abo-
lished order of the Jesuits. It is at the mouth of
the river Huerari, where this enters the Maranon.
CARACOA, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Parinacoche in Peru, where there
is a spring of warm medicinal water.
CARACOL, Port, on the coast of the S. sea,
and of the province and government of Panamá ;
it is near the point of Garachine, behind mount Zapo.
CARACOLI, a port of the coast of the kingdom
of Tierra Firme, and of the province and govern-
ment of Venezuela, to the w., of cape Codera.
Caracoli, a bay formed by the s. coast, in the
province and government of Darien, of the kingdom
of Tierra Firme ; it lies at the back of point Gara-
Caracoli, a settlement of the province and
government of Cartagena, situate on the shore of
the Rio Grande de la Magdalena, and on the n, of
the town of Maria.
CARACOLLO, a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Oruro in Peru, eight leagues dis-
tant from its capital.
=CARACOTO== a settlement of the province and
corregimiento of Lampa in Peru.
Caracoto, another, in the province and corregi-
mienlo of Sicasica in the same kingdom.
==CARAGAIAS, a town of the island of Cuba,
situate on the n. coast between Cadiz and Nizao,
CARAGUATAI, a river of the province and
government of Buenos Ayres ; it runs s. s. w. and
enters the Ayum or Yumeri.
CARAGUET, a small river of Nova Scotia or
Acadia ; it runs e. and enters the sea in the gulf
of St. Lawrence, opposite the island of its name.
CARAHUACRA, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Huarochiri in Peru; annexed
to the curacy ofYauli.
CARAIBAMBA, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Aimaraez in Peru ; annexed to
the curacy of Chalvanca.
CARAIMA Alta, a settlement of the province
and corregimiento of Quillota in the kingdom of
Chile ; situate on the coast between point Caraimilia
and point Pena Blanca.
CARAIMILLA, a settlement on the coast of
the province and corregimiento aforementioned,
between point Caraima Alta, and the isle of Obispo.
CARAMA, a settlement of the province and go-
vernment of Antioquia in the new kingdom of
CARAMANTA, a city of the province and go-
vernment of Antioquia in the new kingdom of
Gratiada ; founded by Sebastian de Benalcazar in
1543, near the river Cauca. Its temperature is
hot and unhealthy, but it is fertile in maize, vege-
tables, grain, and abounds with herds of swine : near
it are many small rivers which enter the Cauca,
and some salt pits of the whitest salt. On the
mountains within its jurisdiction, are some settle-
ments of barbarian Indians very little known. This
city is indifferently peopled, and is 65 leagues dis-
tant to the n. e. of Popayan, and 50 from Antio-
quia. Long. 75° 33' w. Lat. 5° 58' «.
CARAMATIBA, a settlement of the province
and captainship of Rio Grande in Brazil ; situate
on the shore of the river Carabatang.