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Punto Fijo is the capital city of the municipality of Carirubana in northern Falcón State, Venezuela. It is located on the southwestern coast of the Paraguaná Peninsula. Punto Fijo is the largest city in Falcón State.
It was founded in the early 1940s, on the outskirts of two oil refinery operations. Punto Fijo has an estimated population of 270,000 (est. 2002 census) mostly in the urban center.
Punto Fijo's 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. It has the world's largest oil refinery complex. Also, Punto Fijo possesses the second most important fishing fleet in Venezuela, and has an industrial zone where electronics plants and light machinery plants are located.