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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Question 3 from FCE

The name of this place is believed to have originated from the cartographer Amerigo Vespucci who, along with Alonso De Ojeda led a 1499 naval expedition. On reaching the Guajira Peninsula, the crew observed the distinctive stilt villages (palafitos) that the people had built over the water. This reminded Vespucci of the city of Venice. As a result he is believed to have named it Little Venice. What is this place?

Venezuela

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