Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is located in the north of the South America Continent, with a population of 28,047,938
making it the 45th largest national population. Its capital largest city is
Caracas with a total population of 2,097,350. The
country encompasses 912,050 square kilometers making it the 33rd largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
Caribbean Sea, Guyana, Brazil and Colombia.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro has become Interim President following the death of President Hugo Chavez Frias on 05
March 2013. He will be
recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government until a new presidential election is held on
or before 05 April 2013 where the victor of the popular vote
will hold that position for six years and, due to a 2009
amendment to the Constitution,
will be eligible for unlimited terms. Its form of government is a Federal Republic and they
celebrate the creation of their constitution on 30 December 1999.

The language commonly or officially spoken is Spanish. It counts among its major religions Roman Catholic, Protestant and
other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 201 AM, 11 Short Wave and 66 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Pico Bolivar, its highest point at 5,007 meters and Caribbean Sea, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is the Orinoco River, which measures about 7,100 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are petroleum, construction materials, food
processing, textiles, iron ore mining, steel, aluminum and motor vehicle assembly. Its official currency is Venezuela Bolivar.

Here’s something you may not know about Venezuela. The Angel Falls in Venezuela are nearly 20 times taller then the
Niagara Falls in the United States.
Amazon Rain Forest
Arepas- a corn based
bread and a staple of
Venezuelan meals
Angel Falls- the tallest
waterfall in the world
Capuchin monkey
Caracas- Venezuela's
capital and largest city
Guacharo Cave-
Venezuela's largest
and longest cave
Lake Maracaibo
Pico Bolivar-
Venezuela's highest
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Updated 05 March 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.7%; (2001 est.)

110,000 (1999 est.)

4,100 (2003 est.)
Sunset on the Orinoco
Venezuelan children
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Indigenous village in
the Amacuro Delta
Fort La Galera on Isla
de Margarita-
Venezuela's Nueva
Esparta island chain in
the Caribbean Sea
Indigenous family in
Bochinche on
Venezuela's border
with Guyana
Venezuela's second
largest city
Mount Kukenan in the
Guiana Highlands of
Puerto Carreno on the
Orinoco River and
Venezuela's border
with Colombia
Punto Fijo on the
Paraguena Peninsula
and the Golfo de
Cabo San Roman on
the Paraguena
northernmost point
near Aruba's southern
La Neblina Mountain
Range National Park-
southernmost point on
the border with Brazil
Peninsula de Paria
National Park-
easternmost point on
the border with Guyana
Playa Puipui on
Venezuela's Golfo de
Sucre off the west
coast of Trinidad and
Rio Casiquiare- a
tributary of
Venezuela's Rio
Orinoco which flows
from Amazonian Brazil
Northern Andes of
Jesus Maria Semprun-
westernmost point on
the border with