The Capital District is one of the 24 federal entities of Venezuela. It is located in the Central Litoral area, in the Capital Region. It is part of the city of Caracas, which is also the capital of the Republic. In the Capital District, the National Public Powers have a seat. This entity has federal rank and the competence to organize said territory. It has a particular political organization. It has an area of 433 km² and contains the western part of the Metropolitan District of Caracas. It has a single autonomous municipality and 22 civil parishes.
It has an estimated population for 2015 of 2,946,955 inhabitants according to the National Institute of Statistics, which makes it the 4th most populated entity in Venezuela after Zulia State, Miranda State and Carabobo State. A population density of 14,365 inhabitants per km². The Libertador Municipality of the Capital District, together with the Baruta, El Hatillo, Sucre and Chacao municipalities of the Miranda State, make up the so-called Metropolitan District of Caracas, the largest urban agglomeration in the country.