Venezuela

the land of life

Population: 29,275,460

Average age:15-64 years=64.7%

Life Expectancy: 74.1 years

Capital: Caracas

Major Languages: Spanish

Location: Central South America, bordering Brazil, Columbia, and Guyana

Geography

Major Landforms: Andes Mountains, Maracaibo Basin, Orinoco Plains

Bodies of Water: Caribbean Coastline, Orinoco River, Atlantic Coast

Climate

The climate in Venezuela is usually a tropical climate with a average temperature that varies from 66 degrees to 82 degrees. The coastline of Venezuela is 1,740 miles. 3.0% of Venezuela is arable land; 0.8% is used for permanent crops; 20.4% is used for permanent meadows and pastures; 53.4% is forest land; 22.4% is for other uses.

Culture

The type of government that Venezuela has is a federal republic. They have had this government since 1812 when they had gained independence from Spain. The major religion in Venezuela is Catholicism. About 91% of Venezuela's population today is Catholic. The main ethnic group in Venezuela is either European or African. The food has a stapled diet of black beans, plantains, and rice. The top 3 holidays are Simón Bolívar's Birthday, Procesion de la Divina Pastora (Procession of the Divine Shepherdess), and Velorio de Cruz.

Reasons to go

AW YEAH!

Parties get down in Venezuela. ^

Fun Facts

Venezuela has 492 airports, 501 railroads.

For every 1,000 people 5 people die.

Venezuela trades with everybody in the world.

Sources

"Venezuela: Landforms & Climate." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

Baletti, Brenda. "Venezuela: Traditions & Etiquette." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO,2014. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

Baletti, Brenda. "Venezuela: People." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

"Venezuela: Government." World Geography: Understanding a Changing World. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

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