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Where is Venezuela?

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Located in the continent of South America, Venezuela covers 882,050 square kilometers of land and 30,000 square kilometers of water, making it the 33rd largest nation in the world with a total area of 912,050 square kilometers.

Venezuela became an independent state in 1830, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of Venezuela is 28,047,938 (2012) and the nation has a density of 32 people per square kilometer.

The dialing code for the country is 58 and the top level internet domain for Venezuelan sites is .ve.

Venezuela shares land borders with 3 countries: Guyana, Colombia, Brazil.

To learn more, visit our detailed Venezuela section.

Quick facts

Population 28,047,938
Density 31.8 / km2 ( 82.4 / mi2 )
Language Spanish
Independence Year 1830
Capital Caracas (Capital)
GDP 510,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 18,183 (2014 data)
Land Area 882,050 km2 (340,561 mi2)
Water Area 30,000 km2 (11,583 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Guyana, Brazil, Colombia
Minimum Longitude -73.370
Maximum Longitude -59.810
Mininum Latitude 0.740
Maximum Latitude 12.200

What is the capital of Venezuela?

map showing the location of Venezuela
Location of Caracas on a map.

Caracas is the capital city of Venezuela. It has a population of 3,000,000, and is located on a latitue of 10.49 and longitude of -66.88.

Caracas is also the political center of Venezuela, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Caracas, the Capital Of Venezuela

City Caracas
Country Venezuela
Population 3,000,000
Longitude -66.87919000
Latitude 10.48801000
Elevation 887 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Venezuela

Rank City Population
#1Caracas3,000,000
#2Maracaibo2,225,000
#3Maracay1,754,256
#4Valencia1,385,083
#5Barquisimeto809,490
#6Ciudad Guayana746,535
#7Barcelona424,795
#8Maturin410,972
#9Puerto La Cruz370,000
#10Petare364,684
#11Barinas353,442
#12Turmero344,700
#13Ciudad Bolivar338,000
#14Merida300,000
#15Alto Barinas284,289
#16Santa Teresa278,890
#17Cumana257,783
#18San Cristobal246,583
#19Baruta244,216
#20Mucumpiz215,259

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.