A Beautiful Latin American Country.
As many as 400 thousand American Indians were living in Venezuela when Christopher Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco in August 1480. The name, meaning "Little Venice," originated from Alonso de Ojeda.
The first Europeans to settle here were Germans.nEmperor Charles V granted the Welsers (German banking firm) , the right to colonize and develop Venezuela in trade for the cancellation of a debt. In 1546, the grant was repelled, and Venezuela returned to the Spanish crown.
The government estimation says, about 70% of the population are Roman Catholic. Protestants hold 29% of the population and the last 1% are other religions or atheists. Out of the other religions, there is a small but influential portion of the population that is Muslim and Jewish. Caracas is the capital city and has a large mosque. Maria Lionza is a religious symbol that blends Christian, African, and other religions together.
Like most of latin america, the general language of Venezuela is Spanish. It is equally standardized throughout the whole country among the educated people, but still there are marked regional variations. Multiple dialects are also spoken. Examples of other languages spoken can be English and French. Most of the languages other than spanish brought in are from migration.
Public education in Venezuela from kindergarten through university is free. This includes one year of preschool, along with nine years of elementary school. Following are two to three years of secondary school. Schools provide education in industry and commerce, the trades, nursing, and social welfare. The school year runs from September to July.
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