By: Kerrisa Myvett
Population: 30, 405, 207 total people. 15,245,141 Males, 15,160,066 Females.
The National Language of Venezuela is Spanish (or Español).
The Capital City is Caracas, Venezuela The Currency of Venezuela is the Venezuelan Bolívar. One Venezuelan Bolívar equals 0.16 of a US Dollar.
One neighboring country of Venezuela is Colombia which is 877 km west of Venezuela. Another neighboring country is Brazil which is 2,808 km south of Venezuela.
Above is the map of Venezuela, which is located in South America.
Angel Falls is one of the top ten tourist attractions in Venezuela. It is the highest waterfall in the world at 807 meters high. Angel Falls was actually discovered accidentally when an aviator named Jimmy Angel crashed his plane at the top of the waterfall. Jimmy was flying with his wife and they both had to walk out of the jungle, a task which took twelve days to complete. The waterfall is named after him. It is also the inspiration for the waterfall in the movie, "Up".
Also known as 'la Virgen de la Chinita," this monument is dedicated to the patroness saint of Venezuela. This white statue in Maracaibo, Venezuela represents the Virgin Mary surrounded by cherubs and nymphs. The monument is considered a sacred space, and many religious Venezuelans visit often to pay homage.
Aguamania is a 25 thousand square foot water park in Maracaibo, Venezuela. It is one of the only 2 water parks that Venezuela has. Aguamania has all different activities for all ages from infants to the elderly. Aguamania has 2 body slides and 2 raft-slides. There are 9 slides for younger children alone and a collection of small fountains all in the image of the Caribbean. There are great views from the water park of all of the area around it.
chevere- great, good, excellent
fino - fine, good
(mi) pana - friend, pal, mate, buddy
¡anda vale! / ¡chochale vale! – these are fillers in sentences that have no specific significance.
vaina – exclamation of something negative (¡que vaina!) or a word used to mean ‘thing’ (esa vaina – that thing)
hablame el mío / la mía – what’s up, what’s going on? (talk to me dude)'
está a pata de mingo – it’s right next door
jalar bola – to sweet talk, to lick (someone’s) boots
llego el pacheco – typical saying from Caracas and the surroundings meaning that the cold has arrived, winter is coming.
calarse – to put up with something
corotos / macundales – junk / trash
estoy guayabo – I have the blues, I am heart-broken
guachiman – watch-man
deja el chigüireo – stop being stupid
carajito – child, kid
bonche – party
arrecho – angry/tough
Food and drinks
Arepa is the most famous dish of Venezuela and is a cornmeal cake that can be baked, grilled, or fried. It is then split open and filled with a variety of cheeses and meat.
Ponche Crema is a cream based liquor made of milk, eggs, sugar rum, nutmeg and vanilla. Just like eggnog in the U.S. Ponche Crema is mainly served during Christmas. It is usually homemade but you can find a bottled version at the supermarket.
Climate and geography
Because of it's tropical location, Venezuela's weather does not change too drastically over the year. The average weather is 56-77°F year round. Venezuela has many mountains and borders the Caribbean. It lies in a valley with a thick forested area.
Carnival in Venezuela Carnival is celebrated in the month of February forty days before the Easter Sunday every year. It is one of the most popular festivals in Venezuela. Venezuela Carnival is celebrated in the most grand way in the coastal towns and villages than any part of the country. During the Carnival, Venezuela is lit up and decorated. People play with balloons filled with water instead of air and throw them at each other. Carnival of Venezuela continues for four days when people indulge in wearing new outfits.