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Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America with diverse natural attractions. Along its Caribbean coast are tropical resort islands including Isla de Margarita and the Los Roques archipelago. To the northwest are the Andes Mountains and the colonial town of Mérida, a base for visiting Sierra Nevada National Park. Caracas, the capital, is to the north.

Languages: Spanish and many Venezuelan native languages are the official languages, other commonly spoken ones: Chinese, Portuguese, and Italian

Ethnic Groups: Mestizo (mixed race), Blancos (whites), Negra (blacks) and Amerindian (Indigenous peoples)

Belief Systems: Christianity (mostly Roman-Catholic and some protestant) Others identify as non-religious or are a small percentage of other world religions.


Population: 30.8 million people (World Rank: 42nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 90.4 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 183rd) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 1.51 %/yr (World Rank: 82nd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 74.6 years (World Rank: 102nd) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 26.1 years (World Rank: 104th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Venezuela

World Factbook

Venezuela - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Venezuela
Quick Citation

Venezuela - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Venezuela
Quick Citation

Venezuelan Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Venezuelan Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.

Travel Info for Venezuela
from travelnotes.org

Local Weather Conditions

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