Venezuela

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Venezuela

Federal presidential republic
independant since 1811

Region:
South America
Area:
912,050 km²
Further names:
República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Local name:
Venezuela
Capital:
Caracas
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Tourism
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Economy
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Energy consumption
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Refugees
Healthcare system
Country comparison
Current time in Venezuela:

The countrywide time in Venezuela is Venezuelan Standard Time (VET).
As in many countries near the equator, there is also no daylight saving time in Venezuela.
So there is all over the year the same difference of -4 hours to Greenwich Mean Time.

Sunrise and sunset

Population

28,516,000
31.27
Ø 68.4 years
Life expectancy females:
Ø 76.1 years
Birthrate:
17.9 ‰
Deathrate:
7.0 ‰
Males/Females:
49.7% : 50.3%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Venezuela 2018
The currency in Venezuela is Bolívar fuerte (VEF).
1 Bolívar fuerte is divided into 100 Céntimos.
Status: 09/26/2020
1 US Dollar = 9.99 Bolívar fuerte
1 Bolívar fuerte = 0.10 US Dollar

The climate in Venezuela

In Venezuela, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. Unlike in Europe or the USA, there is almost no difference between the seasons. The daylight hours vary little, and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also lesser. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 31 and 32 degrees. In some parts of the country the temperature raises up to 36 °C. In the colder months and depending in the region, the temperature lowers down to 21°C in a month's average.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

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Languages

Official language:
Spanish

mother tonguedistribution
Spanish96.9 %
Goajiro0.4 %
Warrau0.1 %
other2.6 %

Religions

Branchdistribution
Roman Catholics96.0%
Protestants2.0%
other2.0%

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:363.09 bn €
Exportations:25,622.2 M €
Importations:23,054.9 M €
Tourism receipts:493.27 M €
Unemployment rate:8.8 %
Inflation rate:254.95 %
corruption index:16 (very bad)
Energy consumption:72.0 bn kWh

Land use

4% Urban areas:34,404 km²
24% Agricultural areas:216,014 km²
51% Forest:466,869 km²
3% Water areas:30,000 km²
18% Others:164,763 km²

Transport more...

Roadways:96,189 km
Railways:447 km
Waterways:7,100 km
Commercial harbors:289
Airports:444

Venezuela is a country on the north coast of South America on the Caribbean Sea. The land has a total area of 912,050 km² and a total coastline of 2,800 km. This area is approximately 131% of the area of Texas. The country has 418 partially uninhabited islands in the open sea. There are direct national borders with the 3 neighbouring countries Brazil, Colombia and Guyana. The distance between New York City and the Capital Caracas is about 3,430 km.

According to the definition of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Venezuela is one of the developing countries because of its lower economic performance.

Most important cities

CityRegionPopulation
Caracas / CapitalCapital2,082,000
MaracaiboZulia1,653,000
ValenciaCarabobo888,000
BarquisimetoLara881,000
Ciudad GuayanaBolívar878,000
MaturínMonagas571,000
PetareMiranda434,000
MaracayAragua419,000
Ciudad BolívarBolívar407,000
BarinasBarinas390,000
BarutaMiranda358,000
CumanáSucre358,000
BarcelonaAnzoátegui326,000
CabimasZulia293,000
Alto BarinasBarinas284,000
San CristóbalTáchira283,000
MéridaMérida248,000
Los TequesMiranda216,000
CoroFalcón200,000
GuanarePortuguesa160,000
San Juan de los MorrosGuárico88,000
San Fernando ApureApure79,000
San CarlosCojedes77,000
San FelipeYaracuy77,000
Puerto AyacuchoAmazonas53,000
TucupitaDelta Amacuro52,000
TrujilloTrujillo38,000
La AsunciónNueva Esparta35,000
La GuairaVargas25,000




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

Political stability:
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Death penalty:abolished in 1863



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