Venezuela Overview

Country Profile

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is located in the northern region of South America, and covers an area of 916,700 square kilometers. Imported 25.22 million, Mestizo 58% of war, the other was from people, blacks, Indians. Residents are Catholic and the official language is Spanish. The currency is the Bolivar and Caracas is the capital.

Venezuela National Flag

The Venezuelan flag contains three horizontal strips of yellow, blue, and red, with an arc of eight five-pointed stars in the center and an emblem in the top left. The three colors were taken from the original large flag of the Republic of Colombia.

Venezuela Country Flag

History Summary

Is the pull of ancient Indian secret death walk around the Croats and the Caribbean nation of residence. In 1567, Venezuela was colonized by Spain. On July 5th, 1811, honey cloth independence. Between 1819-1829, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, and Ecuador formed the Republic of Colombia. In 1830, the Federal Republic of Venezuela was established, and in 1864, it was renamed the United States of Venezuela, later being named the Republic of Venezuela in 1955. In 1958 constitutional government was implemented, and later a civilian government was established. In 1999, it was renamed the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.


Venezuela’s landscape is diverse, with mountains to the north-west and north, the Orinoco plains in the center, grassland plains to the west, the Orinoco river and Jue marsh area to the east, and Guyana to the southeast. The country has numerous rivers, with the Orinoco River the largest in the country.

Economy and Culture Overview

Venezuela is one of Latin America’s most economically developed countries. Oil and gas are the backbone of the national economy, and it is one of the world’s major oil producers and exporters, producing about 1/5 of the gross domestic product. Other important products include coal, tan, lead bauxite, gold, and wheel stone mineral mining. Iron, steel, petrochemicals, aluminum smelting, car assembly, and power are also important, as are chemicals, building materials, textiles, food processing, tobacco, rubber, timber.

Agricultural problems in the national economy account for the proportion of lower value species of both industry and animal husbandry. Main crops include rice, maize, sorghum, coffee, cocoa, sugar cane, and fruit. Cattle farming and the poultry industry are also prominent.

Caracas is the political, economic, cultural, and financial capital and transportation hub, with textile, food, leather, and automobile assembly industries. Maracaibo is the second largest city, and is the world’s leading oil-producing district, exporting oil and coffee to Hong Kong. Petrochemicals, cement, wood processing, food and other industrial devices are also integral.
The Yanuomami tribe lives in Venezuela near the border of Brazil. They hunt and gather wild fruits for a living, living in huge support with a trunk too Maocao Peng, although their way of life is now threatened by modern industry.

Lake Maracaibo

Lake Maracaibo is situated in Committee Nei Ruituo in the Northwest coast, covering an area of about 14,300 square kilometers. It has a maximum depth of 34 meters, with a salinity of 15 % to 38 % and is the largest lake in South America. The lake is shaped like a huge boil in the cold cup of the neck, stretching to the Caribbean. Mato opening wave of oil producing world-famous lake, the lake has more than 7,000 wells and 50 million barrels of oil lake, which, due to large reserves of crude oil which pour from the cracks in the lake’s overflow, earns the lake the reputation the “oil lake.”. Many wells in the sparkling lake stands, the formation of unique style of “oil sea” scene, saw derrick everywhere, tubing clouds, oil tower in groups, the scenery is very spectacular. The lake through large oil tankers and ocean-going vessel may be.

Angel Falls

Angel Falls is the world’s tallest waterfall. the falls is located southeast of the Caroni River tributaries. The local Indians call the waterfall the Karon maru Falls. In 1937, U.S. explorer James Angel came to study the waterfall, giving it his name. Multi-level waterfall, from auyan tepui top flat wall volley purgative, drop 979 meters, Niagara Falls is about 18 times the level difference of the first 807 meters, 150 meters wide, and the second level difference of 172 m, waterfall surrounded by high mountains. Visitors can take a boat upstream along kalow watch waterfalls, but they can also view it by plane.

Ocean Park

The Ocean Park is world famous, and located in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Venezuela, about 120 kilometers north of the continent. More than 300 prominent islands form underwater mountains. Since ancient times, the area has been natural fishing grounds, abundant with fish and birds. Harrier fish, amber barracuda, sea turtles and conch are all found, with lobster being plentiful, with an annual output of 100-200 tons.

Merida Tropical Snow

Merida, Maracaibo is located in Hunan mountain side, it is like a pearl in the green woodlands, set in the mountain canyons. White spray from the stream water glows in the torrent, and the riverbanks are dotted with sugar cane and coffee plantations. There is also a vast expanse of tropical rainforest. Merida mountain has five peaks which are snow-covered all year round, it is like the white crown of snow fell on the white eagle jian, people called these five peaks five hawk. Yuzhu is the highest point at 5,007 meters, and got its name from the South American leader, Bolivar Yuzha.

Venezuela Map

Venezuela Map

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