Guide to VENEZUELA
VENEZUELA which official name is Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela or Venezuela, is a country from America located at the Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana. VENEZUELA with 4,993 km sq km, limits with: Brazil 2,200 km, Colombia 2,050 km, Guyana 743 km; and is divided in 23 states . VENEZUELA's capital is Caracas , but VENEZUELA 's most populated city is maracaibo with about 1,948,269 inhabitants.
History of VENEZUELA
VENEZUELA's government is federal republic; a Republic with a Executive government type, with President Hugo Chávez as head of state.
Other symbols of VENEZUELA are Venezuelan anthem "Gloria al Bravo Pueblo (Glory to the Brave Nation) Venezuelan flag.Venezuelan flag is composed by three equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), blue, and red with the coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band and an arc of eight white five-pointed stars centered in the blue band .
VENEZUELA's history is quite long: Venezuela was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others being Ecuador and New Granada, which became Colombia). For most of the first half of the 20th century, Venezuela was ruled by generally benevolent military strongmen, who promoted the oil industry and allowed for some social reforms. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Hugo CHAVEZ, president since 1999, has promoted a controversial policy of "democratic socialism," which purports to alleviate social ills while at the same time attacking globalization and undermining regional stability. Current concerns include: a weakening of democratic institutions, political polarization, a politicized military, drug-related violence along the Colombian border, increasing internal drug consumption, overdependence on the petroleum industry with its price fluctuations, and irresponsible mining operations that are endangering the rain forest and indigenous peoples.
VENEZUELA has an area of 912,050Km ,with a coastline of 2800, this great area is composed by 882,050 sq km of land and 30,000 sq km of water. Venezuelan geography is known by it's Andes Mountains and Maracaibo Lowlands in northwest and central plains (llanos) and Guiana Highlands in southeast . This makes Venezuelan's land specially proclive to subject to floods, rockslides, mudslides; periodic droughts.
Guide to travel to VENEZUELA
If you are thinking on traveling to VENEZUELA, you will have to take in consideration some points like VENEZUELA's currency, VENEZUELA's weather, VENEZUELA's national holiday and VENEZUELA's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. VENEZUELA`s currency is called bolivar ( Bs), which is divided in 100 centimos
VENEZUELA's weather is characterized to be tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to VENEZUELA.
You can also consider to visit VENEZUELA on it's national holiday to get in VENEZUELA's culture. If you do so, VENEZUELA's national holiday is called Independence Day, 5 July.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of VENEZUELA: Pico Bolivar (La Columna) 5,007 m. And try also to get to VENEZUELA's lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit VENEZUELA's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to VENEZUELA, with more than 375 airports and 4 airlines, you will get to VENEZUELA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. VENEZUELA has about682 of railways, and also7,100 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
VENEZUELA is known by Venezuelans as Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela or Venezuela in the shortened way. Venezuelan, about 26,023,528 people, are composed by different ethnics: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people. And they also have different languages: Spanish.
Another relevant point nowadays it's VENEZUELA's religion. Venezuelans are divided in nominally Roman Catholic 96%, Protestant 2%, other 2%. So you can visit any of it's2 like St. Nicholas Cathedral, Caracas .
But if want to know more about VENEZUELA's culture, the best way is by reading the most famous Venezuelan novelists' books like Rómulo Gallegos, (1884–1969) Canaima, Doña Bárbara .
Videos of Venezuela
See some viedos of Venezuela's places and tourism before choosing your vacations destination.
Latest News of Venezuela
|Venezuela parliament resumes 3 weeks after brawl
Venezuela's parliament roared back to life Tuesday with fractious debates between government and opposition lawmakers after a three-week paralysis following a brawl on the assembly floor.
|Venezuela TV host goes off air after audio scandal
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) â€” A prominent Venezuelan talk show host has gone off the air after allegedly being caught on tape discussing politics inside Venezuela's ruling party with a Cuban intelligence official. Â Â Â Â
|Venezuela ends toilet paper shortage
Venezuela's National Assembly backs plans to import 39 million rolls of toilet paper, in an effort to relieve a chronic shortage.
|Venezuela opposition: Audio suggests Cuba meddling
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) â€” Venezuela's opposition has released an audio recording that it said contains a prominent member of the ruling party discussing political strategy with a Cuban intelligence officer. Â Â Â Â
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