Carúpano, city, northern Sucre estado (state), northeastern Venezuela. It was founded in 1647 to be a centre of cacao production and trade; African slaves provided the necessary labour and contributed to the region’s rich folklore. Carúpano is famous for having one of the liveliest Carnival celebrations in the country.
Carúpano is a city in the eastern Venezuelan state of Sucre. It is located on the Venezuelan Caribbean coast at the opening of two valleys, some 120 km east of the capital of Sucre, Cumaná. This city is the shire town of the Bermúdez Municipality and, according to the 2001 Venezuelan census, the municipality has a population of 122,195.