Where is Venezuela?

Located in Northern South America, Venezuela has a 5,267.00 km border with Brazil (2,137 km), Colombia (2,341 km) and Guyana (789 km).Venezuela claims all of the area west of the Essequibo River in Guyana, preventing any discussion of a maritime boundary.

Venezuela is a South American country covering 912,050.00 km2 of which 3.29% is water and 882,050.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 34th largest country in the world and almost six times the size of Georgia slightly more than twice the size of California. Its geographic coordinates are 8 00 N, 66 00 W and Caracas is the capital city.

Its name derives from the Italian "Little Venice".

Its ISO code is VE.

Geography

Venezuela has a mean elevation of 450 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Caribbean Sea. Its highest elevation is Pico Bolivar which is 5,007m above tall.

The climate is tropical in the south, monsoonal in the north, with a hot, rainy season from May to September and a warm, dry season from October to March. Its terrain is mostly made up of mountains, highlands, and plains.

Population

Venezuela has a population of 30,912,302 making it the 42nd largest in the world. The majority of the population is concentrated in the northern and western highlands.

Spanish is the official language. The most common ethnic groups reported are Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, and German. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 58.

Government

Venezuela is an independent country. It gained its independence from Spain in 1811. Its constitution was last ratified in 1999.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Venezuela's GDP is $469,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $15,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 42nd largest economy and its citizens the 103rd richest in the world. The currency of Venezuela is the Bolivar (VEF).

Its major export partners are the United States, China, and Colombia. Its main exports are petroleum, bauxite and aluminum, minerals, and. Its major import partners are the United States, China, and Brazil. Its major imports include agricultural products, livestock, and raw materials.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017