Caracas, officially Santiago de León de Caracas, is the capital and largest city of Venezuela; natives or residents are known as Caraquenians in English. It is located in the northern part of the country, following the contours of the narrow Caracas Valley on the Venezuelan coastal mountain range. The valley's temperatures are springlike. 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 2200 m high mountain range, Cerro Ávila to the south there are more hills and mountains.