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Venezuela

Official English Name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Official Local Name(s): República Bolívariana de Venezuela

Common English Name: Venezuela

Capital: Caracas

REGION
Northern South America
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Brazil (South)
Colombia (West)
Guyana (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Caribbean Sea (Northwest)
Atlantic Ocean (East)
TOTAL AREA
912,050 km2 (96.8% land, 3.2% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
4,993 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
2,800 km
CLIMATE
Tropical
Hot
Humid
TERRAIN
Mountains and lowlands in the northwest
Central plains
Highlands in the southeast
HIGHEST POINT
Pico Bolivar (5,007 m)
LOWEST POINT
Sea Level
NATURAL RESOURCES
Petroleum
Natural gas
Iron ore
Gold
Bauxite
Hydropower
Diamonds
NATURAL DISASTERS
Floods
Rockslides
Mudslides
Droughts
DEMONYM
Venezuelan
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Venezuelan (92.5%)
European (1.7%)
Wayuu (1.3%)
Chinese (1.3%)
Colombian (0.5%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Spanish
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (69.0%)
Atheist (14.8%)
Other Christian (8.2%)
Protestant (5.1%)
Indigenous (1.7%)
POPULATION
30,912,302
LARGEST CITY
Maracaibo (2,165,400)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Caracas (2,082,700)
Valencia (1,541,700)
Barquisimeto (1,060,400)
Ciudad Guayana (851,300)
Maturín (490,100)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Federal republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Nicolás Maduro
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
23 States
1 Capital district
1 Federal dependency
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
5 July 1811 (from Spain)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Troupial bird
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Gloria al bravo pueblo
GDP PER CAPITA
$16,700 (USD)
CURRENCY
Bs.F (Bolívares fuertes)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = Bs.F.9.95
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.ve
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+58

Baseball is the most popular sport in Venezuela.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vt.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/VE (Ethnic and religious data)

http://www.ine.gov.ve/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=98&Itemid=51 (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 December 2016