Punto Fijo is the largest city in the Paraguaná Peninsula, Falcón, Venezuela. The Paraguaná Peninsula is a Peninsula in Venezuela, situated in the state of Falcón. Venezuela (ˌvɛnəˈzweɪlə) officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish República Bolivariana de Venezuela) is a country on the Punto Fijo is located on the northern shores of the Venezuelan state of Falcón. The city is government seat of the municipality of Carirubana, with a population well over 200,000. One of the world's largest oil refinery complexes, the Centro de Refinación de Paraguaná, is located there. A refinery is composed of a group of Chemical engineering unit processes and Unit operations used for Refining certain materials or converting
Punto Fijo was founded in the early 1950s, on the outskirts of two refinery operations established by Standard Oil and Shell during the 1940s. Standard Oil was a predominant American integrated oil producing transporting refining and marketing company Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known simply as Shell, is a multinational oil company of Dutch and British origins It has an estimated population of 270,000 (est. 2002 census) mostly in the urban center. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population
Its name is commonly attributed to the late Rafael González Estaba, former city historian, who said that the place where the city now stands was a common stop (the "fixed point") for passers-by and fishermen.
Punto Fijo is crisscrossed from north to south and east to west by numerous avenues. A new bus terminal is under construction and expected to be ready by mid 2008. The city is linked to Coro with a modern two-laned highway passing through the whole isthmus offering great views of the National Park Medanos de Coro as well as the whole arid flora found in the region. A national park is a reserve of land usually declared and owned by a national Government, protected from most Human development and pollution In Botany, flora ( Plural: floras or florae has two meanings The first meaning flora of an area or of time period, refers to all The city is served by Josefa Camejo International Airport. Josefa Camejo International Airport, is an airport in Las Piedras, Venezuela.